Internships and Rotations

Medical Technology

Our medical technology program guarantees you in-depth career preparation with a full semester of clinical rotations during your senior year.

In-Depth Career Preparation

Get experience working onsite in areas such as clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology and molecular biology. During your final semester as an approved major in medical technology, the clinical education coordinator will place you in five three-week rotation assignments where you will apply the technology and practices of diagnostic laboratory tests.

Structured Coverage

Rotations will earn you a total of 15 hours of credit in the following courses, all required for the major in medical technology:

The first two weeks of rotation, you will work at your site 40 hours Monday through Friday. Each third week, you will work 32 hours at your site Monday through Thursday, then return to campus for coursework and competency tests in each area. In completing the medical technology major, you cover the material and get all the experience to obtain national certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) Board of Certification. This certification qualifies the medical technologists for licensure in New York state.

Wide-Ranging Clinical Opportunities

You will perform your rotations at several sites selected from our hospital and clinical affiliates:

  • Bertrand Chaffee Hospital
    Springville, N.Y.
  • Buffalo Medical Group
  • Catholic Health System (Sisters of Charity Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo)
  • Erie County Medical Center, including the Public Health Lab
  • Thompson Health
    Canandaigua, N.Y.
  • Jones Memorial Hospital
    Wellsville, N.Y.
  • Kaleida Health System (Buffalo General Medical Center, Center for Laboratory Medicine, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Millard Fillmore Health System)
  • Noyes Memorial Hospital
    Dansville, N.Y.
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
    Rochester, N.Y.
  • UB Student Health Services
  • United Memorial Medical Center
    Batavia, N.Y.
  • Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System
  • Wyoming County Community Hospital
    Warsaw, N.Y.

These opportunities let you put your learning into practice in a full range of professional settings. In addition to preparing for ASCP certification, you can pursue individual interests in topics such as fertility, virology, tissue pathology, histocompatibility or forensics through your elective rotation (MT 413).

Meeting Your Needs

Our clinical education coordinator will place you in rotation sites that fulfill your educational needs. Several of our affiliated hospitals are located outside the immediate Buffalo area. For those performing rotations at outlying sites, affordable short-term housing for medical professionals is available at several locations.

For questions about rotations in the medical technology program, contact:

Leah Doherty

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

26 Cary Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5182

Email: dohertyl@buffalo.edu