Learning Opportunities in Medical Laboratory Science Program
You will hone your skills through an internship experience at a hospital laboratory. Medical Laboratory Scientists are in such demand, that some internship sites offer free tuition for the year, in exchange for the student agreeing to work for their hospital system after graduation.
- St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
- Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia
- Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA
- St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL
- Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia
- WCA Hospital, Jamestown, NY
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ
- Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
Here you will work on actual patient samples and do such things as:
- Typing and cross-matching blood for transfusions
- Chemical analysis of blood
- Examination and culture of cerebrospinal fluid for meningitis
- Diagnosis of hemophilia
- Hundreds of other actual diagnostic tests
Hands-On Learning in Medical/Clinical Laboratory Sciences
You start gaining valuable experience immediately, thanks to laboratory work that commences during your first semester. Through a variety of tests and clinical experiments, you’ll be able to solve problems. Case studies provide invaluable, real-world examples to learn from.
You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in faculty-directed research. A current student, for example, is working with a University biologist who studies molecular mechanisms regulating gene expression and gene product function.
Because of the intensive experience-based education, Medical Laboratory Science is an outstanding precursor to medical school. You will be familiar with many of the research instruments and protocols used daily in medicine to diagnose and treat illnesses. You will also have a firm grasp on the biological and chemical bases of medical study due to our science-based curriculum.
We offer an optional five-year dual-degree program in medical laboratory science and either biology, microbiology, or humanities and sciences. This greatly broadens the career options available to you once you graduate and offers the potential for higher salaries. Majors can also join the Forensic Science Program.
MS in Laboratory Sciences
You also can acquire a master’s degree in laboratory sciences through a collaborative program with Thomas Jefferson University’s Department of Bioscience Technologies, where you complete your fourth and fifth years to obtain the master’s degree.