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Welcome to the Department of Medical Technology

The Medical Technology Program responds to the mission of preparing professionals to fill the needs of present-day Puerto Rico. The profession of Medical Technology is regulated by Public Law 167, as amended, approved on August 11, 1988. To exercise this profession, a license issued by the Puerto Rico Department of Health Examining Board is required.

It aspires to provide an excellent academic education to prepare medical or scientific clinical laboratory technologists with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary in a clinical laboratory science professional beginning in the profession. It also attempts to develop individuals capable of communicating and interacting with patients, their teammates, and other health professionals. The application of ethical and moral principles is fomented in compliance with the laws that govern the laboratory and the Medical Technology profession. Students will become enabled to perform in different scenarios and to practice as enterprising professionals, clinical instructors, consultants, supervisors, administrators, educators, and researchers, among others by means of an innovative curriculum that promotes clinical research.

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 North River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, Illinois 60018. Tel: 773-714-8880, FAX: 773-714-8886 info@naacls.org. The program has an intensive one-year curriculum divided into two terms: academic or theoretical and practical. Two groups of students have been admitted annually, one in August and the other in February. Upon completion of the Program, students are eligible to take the professional certification examination offered by the Puerto Rico Board of Examiners for Medical Technologists and the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

The Programs have affiliations established with different clinical laboratories where students may complete their clinical practice. These facilities are certified by agencies recognized by NAACLS, such as the Department of Health, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), and the Joint Commission of Hospital Accreditation (JCHA).

The Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology and the Professional Post Bachelor Certificate are offered.

Dra. Ida A. Mejías
Director of the Department of Medical Technology



The Inter-American University of Puerto Rico-Metro Campus, Medical Technology
The department is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: 847-939-3597 or 773-714-8880
Web Site: www.naacls.org
Email: INFO@naacls.org

NAACLS Certificados de Acreditacion



Certificate in Medical Technology


Medical Technology


Admission and Recommendation Letter Forms

Directora / Director
Dra. Ida A. Mejías
Tel. (787)-250-1912, Ext. 2406

Asistente Administrativa / Administrative Assistant
Irma Sierra Oliveras
Ext. 2401