Working with pathologists, medical lab techs and other lab specialists, medical laboratory scientists are integral members of the health care team.
You'll complete a four year program, which consists of three years (a minimum of 88 hours) on campus and a 50-week, 40-hour clinical internship. This program will make you eligible for a national certification exam and leads to in-demand health care careers. (Minimum GPA 2.8)
The extensive training we provide prepares our students for careers as certified medical laboratory scientists. Our students have had a 100% passage rate on the National Board of Certification Exam since 2008.
Our students participate in a clinical internship with an accredited affiliated hospital program. They get hands-on experience performing a wide variety of lab tests on body fluids and tissues, helping to determine the presence or absence of disease.
We offer annual interprofessional training to give students a better understanding of other health professional roles. They participate on an interprofessional health care team developing an integrated plan of care for role-played older adult patients facing multiple health issues.
The demand for medical laboratory scientists has traditionally been high, with opportunities in a wide variety of settings.