The roles and responsibilities of a medical laboratory scientist (also known as a clinical laboratory technologist) are not familiar to most people, 但毫无疑问, these professionals are indispensable members of the health care team.
Working in settings such as hospitals, 诊所, 参考实验室, 医生办公室实验室, the medical laboratory scientist (MLS) performs tests on a variety of human samples – most typically body fluids. The work requires great precision and attention to detail which is why you must first pass a national certification exam before you can serve in this role.
The Master's program in 临床实验室科学 at m8体育 has been designed specifically to help you achieve this certification, while offering key curricular enhancements that help differentiate graduates of this program from those with a bachelor's degree. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is one of the best Clinical Laboratory Science Colleges.
The core courses taken in the first year focus on the clinical disciplines within the laboratory including hematology, 临床化学, 临床微生物学, 和免疫血液学. The second year of the program emphasizes practical training in clinical laboratories of hospitals and 诊所, culminating with a capstone project.
The Master's curriculum also includes a two course sequence in molecular diagnostics enabling students to pursue the additional designation of Molecular Biology, 表示为(MB (ASCP)).
The m8体育 临床实验室科学 program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for 临床实验室科学 (NAACLS), 北河路5600号, 720套房, Rosemont, IL 60018(电话:773-714-8880).
Below is a partial list showcasing some of the College’s clinical rotation sites:
- Albany Stratton VA Medical Center
- St. 玛丽医院
- St. 彼得的卫生伙伴
A total of 35 students from the m8体育 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in 临床实验室科学 have taken the test in the past three years cycle (2019, 2020, 2021), 吹捧97%的通过率, within one year of their graduation.
Passing the exam certifies you to practice as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, which is denoted by the (MLS (ASCP)) designation.
In the most recent average of the three consecutive years’ results of graduation rate (2019, 2020, 2021), 96% of CLS students who have begun the final half of the program (started clinical rotations) go on to successfully graduate from the program.
These projections reflect the experiences of m8体育 graduates in the program, who in the past three years’ cycle (2019, 2020, 2021), have enjoyed a 100% job placement rate.
And while master's students can expect similar opportunities as bachelor's students immediately following graduation, master's students will be better positioned for future promotions by virtue of having a graduate degree.
Recent graduates of the program can be found today working for employers including:
- St. 伊丽莎白医疗中心
- St. 彼得的卫生伙伴