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Clinical Training

The second or clinical phase of the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at NTCC requires the completion of a clinical practicum during the spring and summer semesters of the second year.  Prior to rotations at clinical sites, students must complete a CPR course for health professionals, provide a copy of a successful physical examination signed by a physician that includes a current, up-to-date immunization record, and pass a random drug screen and criminal background check.

CLINICAL AFFILITATE SITES:

  • Atlanta Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Texas

    Choctaw Nation Clinic – Idabel, Oklahoma 

  • Collom and Carney Clinic, Texarkana, Texas
  • East Texas Medical Center - Gilmer, Gilmer, Texas
  • East Texas Medical Center – Mt. Vernon 

    East Texas Medial Center - Pittsburg, Pittsburg, Texas

    East Texas Medical Center – Quitman 

  • Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview, Texas
  • Good Shepherd Medical Center, Marshall, Texas
  • Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, Sulphur Springs, Texas
    Hunt Regional Medical Center, Greenville, Texas
  • Longview Regional Medical Center, Longview, Texas
  • Paris Regional Medical Center, Paris, Texas
  • Titus Regional Medical Center, Mt. Pleasant, Texas
  • Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Winnsboro, Texas
  • Wadley Regional Medical Center, Texarkana, Texas


CLINICAL SITE AVAILABILITY 
Assignment to clinical sites will be based on the following policies: 

  1. Over-all grade point average at the end of the third semester (that is prior clinical rotation). This means a student with the highest grade point average will have preference in clinical site assignment.
  2. Students will be assigned to clinical sites closer to where their homes are as much as possible.
  3. Any clinical site reserves the right to reject any student for any reason based on its policies.
  4. Each clinical site sets the time the student can do his/her clinical training.
  5. Although NTCC has its own drug policies as outlined in the school’s catalog and web-site, each clinical site has its own drug policies that supersedes that of NTCC when it comes to a student’s clinical training. Random drug testing may be performed at the clinical site.
  6. Any student found guilty in terms of any drug abuse will be automatically dismissed from the MLT program.



SERVICE WORK

A student may be hired by a clinical affiliate only if he/she has successfully completed the training in the area of the clinical laboratory that he/she will be employed. HOWEVER, no service work will be allowed during the regular hours designated for clinical training.  Students must have earned acceptable grades for service work to continue during the clinical rotations.

Cindy Parsons, MT (ASCP) , Program Director - 903.434.8250


    
 
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This page last updated by C. Parsons on 07/14/2014

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