Every specimen that enters the laboratory represents a patient. Patients’ lives matter!
At SMLTSA we promote and develop the education and continuing professional development of Medical Laboratory Professionals while always mindful of whom our “clients” are. To that end we strive to contribute to the development of competent and qualified MLP’s who are in turn able to provide the best care to each specimen processed. We benchmark our education with world standards and our MLP’s can proudly share their expertise to the world at large.
In this section you can find information pertaining to:
The HPCSA Board Examinations for MLP’s are administered by the SMLTSA under an MOU with the Professional Board for Medical Technology (PBMT) of the HPCSA.
The SMLTSA Head office offers administrative support for all MLP Students with regards to Board Exam Applications in the categories of
• Medical Technologists
• Medical Technicians
• Laboratory Assistants.
SMLTSA is an HPCSA Professional Board for Medical Technology (PBMT) appointed Accreditor for CPD to our profession.
The society co-ordinates, facilitates and publicises on-going educational opportunities, such as CPD functions, webinars and congresses.
All Service Providers of CPD Events/Activities pertaining to the profession are welcome to contact the SMLTSA Office Manager for further information and advice on how to have your events accredited.
SMLTSA members forego individual fees when they apply to have their activities assessed for CPD.
There are currently six SMLTSA branches in South Africa and interested medical technologists can join any one of these branches.
Each branch elects its own committee, which communicates directly with the Executive Committee (EXCO) via the Administrative Office based in Cape Town.
Branches are autonomous bodies acting within the SMLTSA Constitution.
Select the branch below to contact them them directly…
SMLTSA Membership entitles you to:-
International affiliations (IFBLS)
SMLTSA membership qualifies MLP’s automatic affiliation to IFBLS. This entitles our members to promotions, to enter competitions only applicable to members, early notification and discount admission to some international congresses.
Promoting the profession of medical technology in South Africa.
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