Medical Laboratory Scientists are healthcare professionals who perform chemical, hematological, immunological, histopathological, cytopathological, microscopic, and bacteriological diagnostic analyses on patient samples.
Overall employment of medical laboratory scientists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
Work hands-on with your faculty and Medical Lab Scientists at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center to learn the latest techniques.
Work and learn in clinical labs with some of the most advanced, cutting edge instrumentation in the world.
Travel experiences have included travel to Costa Rica, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and Italy.
The MLS Program is a selective, direct-admit program and the minimum criteria must be met to be considered for admission to the program.
Students who apply to Florida Southern College and indicate an interest in pursuing a Medical Laboratory Sciences degree, and who meet the requirements outlined below, will be automatically considered for admission once they have been admitted to the College.
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In MLS 4800 Medical Laboratory Sciences Practicum you will apply medical testing concepts to laboratory settings. You will work in multiple laboratory facilities in a hospital clinical setting to gain experience in the methods and procedures needed for the medical laboratory science professional. You will work side-by-side with professionals to gain first-hand experience in diagnosing conditions and monitoring patient progress during treatment.
Medical Laboratory Scientists commonly work in hospital clinical laboratories, commercial laboratories, for pharmaceutical, chemical, or biotechnology companies, and in research and teaching institutions.
The Biology department sponsors Beta Beta Beta, the society for biology students affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Alpha Epsilon Delta, (AED) the national Health Preprofessional Honor Society, and Rho Rho Rho Marine and Atmospheric Honor Society.
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