Allied Health

Laboratory Services

The Department of Laboratory Services serves as an affiliate site for students training towards a career in the Clinical Laboratory setting. These affiliations afford college students the opportunity to come to Bassett to fulfill their required clinical laboratory rotation. Bassett technologists provide hands on training in such fields as Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology, Urinalysis, Serology, Transfusion Services and Phlebotomy. Students interested in completing a clinical rotation at Bassett must do so through their affiliating college or university.

The hospital's tuition assistance program sponsors students entering a Medical Technologist academic curriculum, contingent upon a specified term of employment with Bassett Healthcare. For more information about these programs, call 607-547-3700.

Students interested in shadowing a lab staff member may contact Laboratory Customer Service at 607-547-3700 for more information. High School students interested in gaining lab experience must do so by contacting their high school New Visions program coordinator.

Academic institutions with current contracts include:

  • Albany Medical College School of Cytotechnology
  • Broome Community College, Laboratory Medical Technician Program
  • SUNY Cobleskill, Histology
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University; School of Cytotechnology and Program in Medical Technology

Radiology Services

The Department of Radiology currently has an affiliation with multiple colleges to provide students with the clinical experience needed to become a successful radiologic technologist. This two-year program enables the student to sit for their National Boards (ARRT) to work as a Radiology Technologist. This also becomes the groundwork to be able to cross train into other disciplines such as MRI, CT or Mammography.

Academic institutions with current contracts include:

  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Broome Community College
  • Fulton Montgomery Community College

Ultrasound Clinical contracts can be set up on an as needed basis.

The department's tuition assistance program sponsors students entering a Radiologic Technologist academic curriculum, contingent upon a specified term of employment with Bassett Healthcare. For more information about these programs, call 607-547-3663.

Rehabilitation Services

The Department of Rehabilitation Services serves as an affiliate site for students training in the fields of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Pathology. Students wishing to complete an internship at Bassett must do so through their affiliating college or university. Arrangements are generally made at least one year in advance, through a formal contract. Interested students, not yet enrolled in an undergraduate program may contact Sarah Connolly, PT at 607-547-7638 to discuss opportunities for volunteer work or to request to 'shadow' a rehab staff member.

Academic institutions with current contracts include:

  • Ithaca College - Physical Therapy
  • Russell Sage College - Physical Therapy
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University - Physical Therapy
  • Utica College - Physical Therapy
  • The College of St. Rose - Speech Pathology

Respiratory Care Services

The Department of Respiratory Care Services provides internship/clinical rotation experience for students training in the field of Respiratory Therapy. Interested students, not yet enrolled in an undergraduate program, may call 607-547-3778 to discuss opportunities for volunteer work or to request to 'shadow' a respiratory care staff member.

Academic institutions with current contracts include:

  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Hudson Valley Community College

New Visions Program

The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital participates in the New Visions program for high school students. Through this program, interested high school juniors and seniors are given the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with and valuable insight to the allied health professions. Contact your high school New Visions program coordinator for more information.

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