理学硕士


细胞技术与分子细胞学“,

Cells are often referred to as the building blocks of life, but they also hold clues that can help determine the presence (or absence) of disease. Cytotechnologists act as cell detectives – examining human cellular specimens under a microscope as they search for evidence to explain what is happening with a patient. 为什么这项工作如此重要? Because great patient care begins with a great diagnosis.

概述

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.

 

Master's in 细胞技术与分子细胞学“, at 奥尔巴尼药学与健康科学学院
课程
M.S. in 细胞技术与分子细胞学“, is an accelerated master’s program, 这能让你在16个月内拿到学位. 学生 enroll in August and graduate the following December.

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.
Master's in 细胞技术与分子细胞学“, at 奥尔巴尼药学与健康科学学院
临床旋转
Clinical rotations provide you with the ability to apply what you have learned in the classroom and 实验室 to a real-world environment. 学生 may choose among 40 different ACPHS partner sites in which to complete their rotations, where they will work under the guidance of a licensed practitioner (referred to as the preceptor).

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:

-奥尔巴尼医疗中心(奥尔巴尼,纽约州)
- 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)
-纽约长老会医院(纽约,纽约)
Master's in 细胞技术与分子细胞学“, at 奥尔巴尼药学与健康科学学院
顶石项目
在最后一个学期, you will be required to complete a three-credit capstone project where you will choose a particular aspect of the field to study in depth.

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.

过去的顶点论文标题包括:

- 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
Master's in 细胞技术与分子细胞学“, at 奥尔巴尼药学与健康科学学院
ACPHS后的生活
在过去的三年里, graduates of the Master's program in 细胞技术与分子细胞学“, at ACPHS have achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the ASCP cytotechnology certification exam as well as a 100% job placement rate. Successfully passing this exam means you are nationally recognized as a certified cytotechnologist as denoted by the CT(ASCP) credential.

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:

-纽约州奥尔巴尼医疗中心
-马萨诸塞州Baystate医疗中心
-密苏里州巴恩斯犹太医院
-纽约埃利斯医院
-纽约格伦斯福尔斯医院
- Labcorp, NY
- Mt. 纽约西奈山
-纽约诺斯威尔医疗公司
-纽约长老会,纽约
-纽约州罗切斯特地区卫生局
-拉特兰地区医疗中心
-纽约圣彼得健康合作公司
-罗切斯特大学医学中心,纽约
-阿曼和沙特阿拉伯的国际实验室
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