Medical Laboratory Science (BS Health Sciences)
Medical laboratory scientists perform many of the laboratory tests used in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. As part of the health care team they contribute data on blood, tissues, and fluids using a variety of precise methods and technologies. The program of study combines natural science and liberal arts education with clinical instruction. Students complete 90 credit hours (3 years) of core science and general education classes at Bloomsburg followed by one calendar year in a hospital clinical program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
Bloomsburg's program is rigorous and demanding. It attracts individuals who have strong quantitative and analytical skills. Students should be prepared to study in both an academic and clinical environment and have a strong background in the sciences.
In the past five years, the clinical placement rate for these students has been excellent. However clinical placement is becoming more competitive and admission to the clinical year experience is not automatic or guaranteed. Students begin the application procedure after completing two academic years, usually the summer following the sophomore year. Assistance in making application for admission is offered by the university, but admission is determined solely by the clinical affiliates. Presently, Bloomsburg is affiliated with eight hospitals. Students who successfully complete all of the requirements and the clinical year earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree and are eligible to take the national certification examinations for medical laboratory scientist.
Clinical Affiliates and Adjunct Faculty
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
850 Greenfield Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
Ms. Marie Wood, Program Director, Medical Laboratory Science
717-544-4912 ext 47208; firstname.lastname@example.org
800 Spruce St., Preston Building, Room 759, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ms. Jean Buchenhorst, Program Director, Medical Laboratory Science
Reading Hospital and Health System
P.O. Box 16052, Sixth Ave. & Spruce St., Reading, PA 19612
Ms. Tiffany Smith, MS, MT(ASCP), Program Director, Medical Laboratory Science
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Erie Ave at Front St. Philadelphia, PA 19134
Ms. Leah Coppolino, Program Director, Medical Laboratory Science
Susquehanna Health System
777 Rural Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701
Ms. Christine Wheary, Program Director, Medical Laboratory Science
Thomas Jefferson College Health Professions
130 S 9th St., Suite 1924, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mr. Richard Vandell, Program Director, Laboratory Sciences