The Medical Laboratory Science certificate program is a one-year medical laboratory curriculum accredited by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education through the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The program is a 12-month training, which includes 24 weeks of hospital practicums. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate in Medical Laboratory Science. They also become eligible to take the national certification examination for medical laboratory scientists given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Students apply for the Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Year Program through the department. Criteria used to determine admission include the academic record, letters of recommendation, and a personal interview. The number of positions in each class for the clinical year is limited and determined by the Program's Advisory Committee.
The program's courses are oriented toward job performance, theory and clinical correlation. Students are placed in varied practice environments. They are also oriented to the need for continuing education and leadership in the planning and management of laboratory services. The program is specifically designed to facilitate student progress and promote career development in any geographic location.
Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Year Program
The College of Science and Mathematics offers a comprehensive Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Year Program that provides participating students with the academic preparation and clinical skills needed to be a qualified practitioner. The curriculum begins in Summer Term and includes lecture/laboratory courses on campus, followed by supervised clinical rotations in affiliated clinical facilities including: The Atrium Medical Center, Children's Medical Center Dayton and Cincinnati, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Greene Memorial Hospital, Grandview Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center, Reid Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Clinton Memorial Hospital, Springfield Regional Medical Center, Community Blood Center, and CompuNet Clinical Laboratories.
Prerequisites, Application, and Admission
Requirements for admission to the clinical year program are set by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Wright State Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee (UCAPC), and the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program. Applicants to the program must already have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university including courses in biological sciences, chemistry and math, and an overall GPA of 2.7.
Eligible applicants from nonaffiliated universities will be considered. These applicants must also meet NAACLS and Program requirements before they can enter the program.
Applicants with a foreign baccalaureate degree must meet NAACLS, American Society of Clinical Pathology, and Program criteria before they enter the clinical year program. A transcript evaluation and an Oral Proficiency Test are required.
Admission to Wright State University or the Department of Biological Sciences does not automatically guarantee admission into the Medical Laboratory Science program.