American Medical Technologists (AMT), an acclaimed certification agency both in the United States and abroad, recognized the University of Santo Tomas through the School Recognition Program. This formal affiliation attests to the likely eligibility of UST graduates to sit for one or more of AMT’s exams, according to a January 13, 2016 press release by AMT.
The affiliation will enhance collaboration between the institutions in an effort to better service the medical technology students at the Faculty of Pharmacy.
“We are delighted to welcome such an esteemed institution into our community of over 750 other academic training programs who have teamed with AMT to promote the concept of allied health certification to their students and graduates,” according to AMT Executive Director Christopher Damon.
Associate Professor Ma. Frieda Z. Hapan, PhD, Chair of the Department of Medical Technology of UST, “AMT is one of only a handful of organizations to be accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and has an excellent reputation in the industry.”
AMT was founded in 1939. It is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society for allied health professionals in the field of laboratory, medical and dental office, and health education.