In 2002, Thailand introduced the national health insurance act (B.E. 2545) (2002) which aims to establish a quality and standard public health service network that is assessable to every citizen on equal terms. The National health insurance act provides public health service through public health centers and government hospitals that is free of charge to low income citizens.
Medical Technology requires proficiency in science and medical technology in conducting complex scientific tests in laboratories in order to provide the necessary evidence to support medical diagnosis, treatment and addressing health issues in an efficient manner.
The Ministry of health has projected the ratio of medical technologist to total population as 1/10,000. However, many hospitals, especially government and public hospitals are facing an ongoing shortage of medical technologists which lead to a ratio of medical technologist to total population of 1/70,368. Today, the majority of Thai populations do not receive adequate service in many areas across the country.
|1.Social science and General Science category||30|
|1.1 Social science and General Science subjects||9|
|1.2 Language subjects||15|
|1.3 Mathematics and general science subjects||6|
|1.4 Mathematics and Technological subjects||5|
|1.5 Information Technology subjects|
|2.1 Fundamental Science subjects||22|
|2.2 Fundamental career knowledge||23|
|2.3 Clinical subjects||66|
1.An applicant must be a highschool graduates or currently in senior highschool level (M.6) of Science and Mathematics program, accreditted by the ministry of education and must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.50
2.applicant shall not be convicted of any capital offense as prescribed by the law. However, petty offenses or necligence may be subject to further assessment.
3.The applicant must be in good health not having any diseases, symptoms or disabilities that may hinder learning and undertaking tasks. The hindrances are described as follows below:
3.1 The applicant shall not suffer from any mental disorders that may be harmful to self or others such as psychotic disorders, mood disorders, severe neurotic disorders and personality disorders. Specially Antisocial Personality Disorders or Borderline Personality Disorders that may be detrimental to education and career.
3.2 The applicant shall not suffer from Infectious diseases that may be harmful to self or others or may cause permanent disabilities that may obstruct learning, working and career as defined below:
3.3 Infectious diseases or conditions that may obstruct learning, working and career.
3.4 Physical handicap that may obstruct learning, working and career.
3.5 Visual impairment that falls in any of the below definition
3.5.1 Severe color blindness
3.5.2 Amblyopia, visual acuity is less efficient than 6/12 or 20/40
3.6 Hearing impairment defines as having an average hearing ability at 500-2000 Hz frequency or more than 40 decibel on both ears.
3.7 Other diseases or diabilities determined by the physician as being obstructive to normal learning, working and career.
1.Medical technolgist in government or private hospitals and private laboratories.
2.Scientist for private companies, Research institutes or Universities.
3.researcher for private companies, Research institutes or Universities.
4.Sale Representative for laboratories chemicals or medical equipment for private companies.
5.Product Specialist for laboratory chemicals or medical equipment for private companies.