Medical Laboratory Science
As a medical laboratory scientist students will be playing a key role in the ever growing healthcare system. Nearly 70% of all tests ordered by physicians are performed by certified medical laboratory scientists. These test results aid in patient diagnosis and treatment as well as provide for monitoring and prevention of the spread of disease in the community.
Once students earn their MLS degree, their knowledge and skills will put them in a select group of highly sought after professionals. There is a serious growing demand for medial laboratory scientists in hospital labs, private biomedical service laboratories, medical research labs, etc. all across the country.
Why study Medical Laboratory Science at TMU?
Thomas More University is affiliated with the clinical laboratory program of Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Kentucky. The medical laboratory science program at St. Elizabeth is accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Lab Science (NAACLS) of Chicago, IL.
The first three years of the program are accomplished at Thomas More University and give students a strong background in biology, chemistry, and the liberal arts. During the third year, students apply to the School of Medical Laboratory Science at nearby St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.
Students spend the final (fourth) undergraduate year taking classes in this program. The program accommodates six students each year and consists of laboratory-centered courses in which the individual is able to process actual patient samples while still a student at TMU. All students will be thoroughly trained in the latest technology using many sophisticated state-of-the-art computerized biomedical instruments at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Medical Laboratory Program. This is a 12-month program of professional study, beginning in July after their junior year.
Course work at the hospital includes but is not limited to the following areas: Clinical chemistry, special chemistry, urinalysis, microbiology, hematology, immunohematology, serology, cytology/histology techniques. The student will receive their degree in medical laboratory science from TMU.
In the past 10 years, all of Thomas More University’s MLS graduates have been offered jobs prior to their graduation date. TMU is very proud of all of our alumni, and invite you to be the next to join them.