The Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation - School of Medical Technology envisions to maintain the highest level of academic standards in Medical Technology education, quality laboratory services and relevant researches.
To realize this vision, we commit ourselves and our resources to the development of competent, highly skilled, community- and research-oriented Medical Technologists imbued with the highest ethical, moral and social standards.
1. To provide opportunities to medical technology students towards the development of professional knowledge, skills and attitude that would aid the clinician in the diagnosis and management of disease.
2. To develop the medical technology students as mature and responsible persons.
3. To encourage community involvement of medical technology students.
4. To keep abreast with the most recent developments in medical technology.
5. To encourage students in the pursuit of scientific research.
The idea to establish the FEU School of Medical Technology was brought to the Advisory Council by Dr. Horacio A. Ylagan and Dr. Serafin J. Juliano in 1961. The School was formally opened in 1962 under the joint auspices of the Institute of Medicine and Institute of Arts and Sciences through the authority vested upon Dr. Lauro H. Panganiban, Dean of the Institute of Medicine, and Dr. Jesus B. Nolasco, Secretary of the Institute. Dr.Ylagan and his colleagues handled the recognition and approval by government education authorities.
The FEU School of Medical Technology started with the following administrative officials: Dean Lauro H. Panganiban, Secretary Jesus B. Nolasco, Dr. Serafin J. Juliano, Head of the Department of Pathology, Parasitology and Microbiology, Dr. Horacio A. Ylagan, Technical Director and Dr. Claro D. Cabrera, Executive Assistant.
Dr. Ylagan was subsequently named as Director of the School of Medical Technology until 1968. Dr. Juliano and Dr. Cabrera jointly assumed the responsibility of running the school. Dr. Cabrera eventually became the Head of the School of Medical Technology until August 1998.
Dr. Rogelda G. Bongat was appointed as Head of the School of Medical Technology from September 1998 up to October 2004. Mrs. Magdalena F. Natividad, RMT, MSPH was appointed as Director of the School of Medical Technology in November 2004.
The first batch of 39 graduates were conferred the degree of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. Thereafter, a steady rise in enrollment followed such that in October 1964, the School offered its first mid-year class. As enrollment expanded, affiliated hospitals also increased which included both government and private hospitals.
In 2006, the Commission on Higher Education renamed the degree to Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science.
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology/ Medical Laboratory Science
This is a four-year program consisting of general education and professional subjects. The second semester of the fourth year is spent on a 7-month internship in accredited training laboratories with rotational duties in different sections: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunohematology (Blood Banking), Immunology and Serology, Clinical Microscopy, Parasitology, Histopathology and Cytology, and other emergent technologies.