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Cytotechnologists are health-care professionals who are responsible for analyzing tissue and cell specimens for abnormalities such as cancer and viral infections, primarily in a hospital setting. The cytotechnology major prepares students for the 12-month clinical internship program in cytotechnology as part of a "3+1" four-year degree. This program is for students interested in careers in medical research, clinical laboratory analyses, and research.
The cytotechnology major is, like medical technology, a "3+1" academic program that prepares students for the 12-month clinical internship in an accredited cytotechnology program. Cytotechnologists are health-care professionals whose primary responsibilities include the diagnosis of cancerous, pre-cancerous, and virus-infected cells.
This three year program of study prepares the student for the clinical training year with an academic schedule including cell biology, anatomy & physiology, immunology, and optional coursework in virology.
Accepted students spend 12 months in residence at a clinical training center where they follow a curriculum approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the American Medical Association.
Affiliated hospitals include:
Note: Admission to non-affiliated hospitals is also possible.
If you would like more information about biological sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Dr. Neil Buckley, Chair
Office: Beaumont Hall 221
Phone: (518) 564-3155