Joint Program in Cytotechnology with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
In January 2002, Marist College established a joint educational program in Cytotechnology with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. This program provides the opportunity for selected Biology and Medical Technology majors from Marist to spend their senior year studying at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, one of the world's foremost cancer research and treatment centers. Upon successful completion of this year in New York City, students will receive a B.S. degree from Marist and a Certificate in Cytotechnology from Memorial. The New York State Education Department has approved and registered B.S. degrees in Medical Technology and Biology with a Concentration in Cytotechnology.
Cytotechnology are clinical laboratory professionals who work with pathologists to detect changes in body cells that may be important in the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. They evaluate slide preparation of cells, microscopically, to detect abnormalities in structure which indicate either pre-cancerous or malignant conditions.
Most cytotechnologists work in hospitals of private medical laboratories; others prefer to work in a research setting or to teach. Employment opportunities are plentiful but vary depending upon geographic area, and compensation is considered to be excellent.
For additional information on this program, please contact Professor Catherine Newkirk at (845)575-3000, extension 2496 or email Catherine.Newkirk@marist.edu