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Elliott Earns Master's in Medical Technology from Southern Miss PDF Print E-mail
Monday, June 22, 2009
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University of Southern Mississippi student Melissa Elliot of Hattiesburg received her master’s degree in medical technology recently during the Department of Medical Technology’s 73rd Certificate Ceremony, held at the Polymer Science Research Center Auditorium.

Elliott, the daughter of Kennon and Beverly Hood of Amory and the wife of Jeffrey Gischel, holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Southern Miss. She served as president of the Medical Technology Club, was a member of ACLS and has been published in Lab Medicine-IPEX.

Medical technologists, also referred to as clinical laboratory scientists, are vital health care detectives who uncover and provide laboratory information from laboratory analyses that assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment.

Southern Miss offers both a bachelor's and master's degree program in medical technology. It is the only program of its kind located in South Mississippi and has produced the highest number of graduates in the state for the past two years. For more information about the medical technology program at Southern Miss, online visit

Melissa Elliott (Southern Miss Public Relations photo by Steve Rouse)

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