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Medical Technology Program

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The Medical Technology Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital is a highly competitive, fully accredited one-year program that qualifies its graduates to take the national certifying examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology in pursuit of the MT/MLS (ASCP) certification.

During their clinical year of training, students rotate through all sections of the laboratory including blood bank, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, immunology, microbiology and urinalysis and receive corresponding instruction during classroom lectures.


Our program is open to both:

  • Current university students enrolled in a qualifying Medical Technology or clinical lab science program, who will attend our program full-time to complete the final year of their degree.
  • Those who have already earned an approved bachelor's degree and wish to pursue the MT certification.

About the medical technology profession

Approximately two-thirds of all medical technologists are employed in hospital laboratories. Most others are employed in private laboratories, physician offices, clinics, the armed forces, local, state and federal health agencies, industrial medical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and in numerous public and private research programs dedicated to the study of specific diseases.

Learn more

For complete information including qualifications, application requirements, tuition and fees, and curriculum, please download:


Please contact Program Director Amy Shoemaker, MBA, MT(ASCP)DLM or Program Coordinator Denise Gressly at 703-776-3619.

About us

The Inova Fairfax Hospital Medical Technology Program is a division of the Department of Pathology. Launched in 1963, our program accepts approximately six to ten students per year and is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.