The Medical Laboratory Science degree program is a four-year medical laboratory curriculum accredited by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education through the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (NAACLS). The last year of the program is a 12-month training, which includes 24 weeks of hospital practicums. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science. They also become eligible to take the national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Scientists given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
In the fall semester of their preclinical year, students apply for the Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Year Program through the department. Criteria used to determine admission include the academic record, letters of recommendation, and a personal interview. The number of positions in each class for the clinical year is limited and determined by the Program’s Advisory Committee.
The program’s courses are oriented toward job performance, theory and clinical correlation. Students are placed in varied practice environments. They are also oriented to the need for continuing education and leadership in the planning and management of laboratory services. The program plan is specifically designed to facilitate student progress and promote career development in any geographic location.
Students must complete all CoSM courses, including courses required for the program, with a grade of “C” or better.
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