Cytotechnologists are licensed 实验室oratory professionals who possess strong attention to detail and a passion for solving puzzles. 但比这两件事都重要, they share a desire to improve the health of patients – many of whom they may never even see.
在打开显微镜之前, cytotechnologists begin reviewing a patient’s history to see if there are areas where they should focus their attention. Next they’ll look at a slide of a cellular specimen under the microscope attempting to spot any cellular changes and making diagnoses that range from benign/normal, 感染, 癌前病变和癌症.
以帮助确诊, the cytotechnologist may perform and interpret additional diagnostic techniques, enabling them to go beyond the cellular level and explore what is happening at the molecular level (this is molecular cytology).
遵循这个过程, they assemble all the “pieces of the puzzle” and arrive at a diagnosis that often serves as the basis for how the patient will be treated.
You will have hands-on sessions with the microscope every day during your first year, 无论是个人还是团体. Specialized equipment such as our “ten-headed” microscope provides a group of students with the ability to examine and discuss a single specimen at the same time, 使它成为无价的教学工具.
58学分计划, which is split between courses in Cytotechnology (25 credits) and Biomedical Sciences (33 credits), has been designed specifically to prepare you for the national cytotechnologist certification exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
The 奥尔巴尼药学与健康科学学院 细胞技术与分子细胞学“， program is accredited by the Commission on 认证 for Allied Health Education Professions (CAAHEP), 9355 - 113街北, #7709, 塞米诺尔, FL 33775.
The first rotation is 6 weeks and takes place over the summer. The second rotation is 12 weeks and is completed in the fall of your second year. Below is a selection of sites where ACPHS students have performed their clinical rotations:
- St. 彼得健康伙伴公司(奥尔巴尼，纽约)
- Ellis Medicine(奥尔巴尼，纽约州)
- SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital (Syracuse, NY)
- University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)
This project represents the culmination of all that you have learned in the classroom, 实验室, 在旋转过程中. It consists of four basic components: (1) Literature analysis, (2) Case presentation for the American Society for Cytotechnology, (3)细胞学与组织学的相关性, (4)审查论文和演示文稿.
- Next Generation Sequencing: Genetics, Molecular, and Therapy
- Diagnostic Pitfalls, Molecular Diagnostics, and Management Guidelines of Urothelial Carcinoma
- Molecular Diagnostics, Genetics, and Targeted Therapy of Breast Cancer
- Circulating Tumor Cells: Methods, Applications, and Patient Management
As the demand for cytotechnologists continues to outpace the number of licensed professionals, graduates of the program have enjoyed great success finding employment immediately following graduation. Having a master's degree also positions them well for advancement into senior 实验室oratory roles as they gain more experience.
Below is a list of places where some of our recent graduates are now employed:
- Labcorp, NY
- Mt. 纽约西奈山