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The program curriculum consists of daily full-time interactive lecture series in the first half (approximately 21 weeks) followed by clinical laboratory rotations in the second half (approximately 22 weeks). The first week is dedicated to program Orientation. The lecture series will run Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and will be held at a Beaumont Service Center classroom. Clinical laboratory rotations will run Monday through Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm and will be conducted at the Beaumont Laboratory campuses in Dearborn, Farmington, Grosse Pointe, Troy, Taylor, Trenton and Wayne.

The lecture series will introduce students to the following disciplines:

  • Medical Microbiology – 3 weeks
  • Mycology and Parasitology – 2 weeks
  • Clinical Chemistry – 4 weeks
  • Clinical Immunology – 3 weeks
  • Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis – 5 weeks
  • Immunohematology – 3 weeks

Upon successful completion of the lecture series, the student will be approved to begin laboratory rotations in: 

  • Chemistry and Immunology - 5 weeks
  • Hematology, Hemostasis, Urinalysis and Body fluids - 6 weeks
  • Immunohematology - 5 weeks
  • Microbiology, Mycology and Parasitology - 5 weeks

Students will also participate in a one-week program covering current topics in clinical education and laboratory operations.

Student progress will be evaluated in each lecture course and clinical rotation via assignments, written and/or practical exams, competency checklists and performance evaluations. Students must successfully complete each lecture course and laboratory rotation to satisfy the requirements of the program. Upon successful completion of the clinical program, graduates will receive a certificate of completion.

Certification examinations

Upon successful completion of the clinical program, graduates are eligible to take a national certification examination for Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS).

The following organization administers the MLS certification examination

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification
33. W. Monroe Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, Il 60603
Phone: 312-541-4999

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