The establishment of the School of Medical Technology was initiated by the late Dr. Horacio A. Ylagan and Dr. Serafin J. Juliano. In 1961, the idea was brought to the Advisory Council of the University. Hence, by the authority granted by the late Dr. Lauro H. Panganiban, Dean of the Institute of Medicine and Dr. Jesus Nolasco, Secretary of the Institute, the FEU School of Medical Technology was formally opened in 1962 under the joint auspices of the Institute of Medicine and Institute of Arts and Sciences.
The recognition and approval of education authorities was handled personally by Dr. Ylagan, the Technical Director of the newly formed school. Together with his colleagues, he worked for the introduction of a four-year course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. Affiliation with other hospitals and research centers was established.
The FEU School of Medical Technology started with the following administrative officials. Dean Lauro Panganiban, Secretary Jesus Nolasco, Dr. Serafin J. Juliano, Head of the Department of Pathology, Parasitology and Microbiology, Dr. Horacio A. Ylagan, Technical Director and Dr. Claro D. Cabrera, Executive Assistant
Shortly after its establishment, Dr. Ylagan left for the United States to do research studies and in his absence, Dr. Severino Sarmenta, took direct supervision of the School of Medical Technology. As Acting Technical Director, he urged active student participation in extra-curricular activities to help develop their power of expression.
Enrolment rallied up from year to year. The first graduation class consisted of 39 students, followed by 69, then by 140. In October, 1964, the School offered its first mid-term internship training to 38 students.
As enrolment expanded, affiliated hospitals also increased. Presently, the School is affiliated with AFP Medical Center, San Lazaro Hospital, Rizal Medical Center, FEU-NRMF Medical Center, FEU-Institute of Medicine Clinical Laboratory, East Avenue Medical Center, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, and Philippine Heart Center.
When Dr. Ylagan returned after a three year study research grant, he was appointed Director of the School of Medical Technology. In February 1968, the School became the joint responsibility of the Dean Serafin J. Juliano and Dr. Claro D. Cabrera, Executive Assistant. Soon after, Dr. Claro D. Cabrera became the Head of the School of Medical Technology, a position he held until August, 1998. Dr. Rogelda G. Bongat was appointed to succeed Dr. Cabrera as Acting Head of the School of Medical Technology on September 15, 1998 up to March 2003. Dr. Magdalena F. Natividad was appointed as Assistant Head from November, 1998, and in November 2004, she was appointed as Director of the School of Medical Technology, was named as Dean in 2013.
The FEU-NRMF School of Medical Technology is proud to claim that it is producing proficient graduates as it continues to contribute to the advancement of the profession to which it is fully committed.
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)/Medical Technology (MT) program curriculum is designed to prepare the student for work within the clinical laboratory. This is a four-year program consisting of general education and professional subjects. The fourth year is spent on a one-year internship in accredited training laboratories with rotational duties in different sections: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunohematology (Blood Banking), Immunology and Serology, Clinical Microscopy, Parasitology, Histopathology and Cytology, and other emergent technologies. Internship provides theoretical, practical and clinical learning experiences.
Specific Professions/Careers/Occupations for Graduates
- Licensed Medical Technologists/Medical Laboratory Science Practitioner
- Molecular Diagnostic Scientist
- Research Scientist
- Diagnostic Product Specialist
- Public Health Practitioner
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A Level II Re-Accredited Status was granted by the PACU-COA to the Medical Technology Program for the period March 2015-March 2020. This qualifies the Program to Deregulated Status of the Commission on Higher Education.
The School of Medical Technology has been consistently recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as one of the Top Performing Schools of Medical Technology in the country based on the performance of its graduates in the MT Licensure Examinations. The School has produced more 300 Licensure Examination Topnotchers since the examinations were given by the PRC in 1970.
|DATE ||First time PASSED ||Repeaters PASSED ||TOTAL # OF PASSED ||NAT’L % OF PASSED ||TOPNOTCHER ||School Standing (Top Performing School) PRC Recognition |
|Mar 2015 ||29/30 (96.67%) ||0/1 0% ||29/31 (93.55%) ||73.07 || || |
|Sep 2014 ||62/63 (98.41%) ||1 ||63/64 (98.44%) ||82.6 || ||5th Top |
|March 2014 ||60 (100%) ||0 ||60 (100%) ||70.69% || ||First Top |
|Sep 2013 ||50/50 (100%) ||1/3 (33.33%) ||51/53 (96.23%) ||83.7% ||Daphne Elizabeth Ruiz 10th Place ||7th Top |
|March 2013 ||19/20 (95%) ||1/2 (50%) ||20/22 (91.3%) ||70% || || |
|Sep 2012 ||35/36 (97.22%) ||1/2 (50%) ||36/38 (94.74%) ||81.55% ||None || |
|March 2012 ||29/29 (100%) ||1/2 (50%) ||30/31 (96.77%) ||30/31 (96.77%) ||Kathleen Labrador 8th place ||FIRST Top |
|Sep 2011 ||57/58 (98.28%) ||2/4 (50%) ||59/58 (95.16%) ||75.8% ||Jake Lester Villanueva 10th place ||2nd Top |
|Mar 2011 ||26/27 (96.30%) ||5/5 (100%) ||31/32 (96.88%) ||60.67% ||None ||2nd Top |
|Sep 2010 ||38/42 (90%) ||7/8 (87.5%) ||45/50 (90%) ||71% ||Kenneth Bryan Pasco 8th place ||2nd Top |
Two alumni have been awarded the Most Outstanding Medical Technologist by the Professional Regulation Commission: 2006 - Professor Winifreda U. De Leon (Class ’65)
2014 - Lilibeth Bigornia-Martin (Class ’84)
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