Philosophy of the program
The program is based on principles which prepare students to maintain the highest ideals of the Medical Laboratory Scientist profession.
A professional medical laboratory scientist (MLS) is one who provides the physician with the scientific data necessary to aid in restoration of the sick to a healthy mind and body. The student must acquire skills, knowledge and understanding, as well as a sense of responsibility through observation, performance of laboratory tests, and research and application of those tests to real situations.
The Program is designed to prepare graduates to perform as professional members of a total healthcare team in any medical laboratory environment. Lectures and laboratory exercises in the student laboratory, along with carefully planned clinical rotations for hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art medical laboratory, prepare students to meet the challenges of society's healthcare needs.
The program is 12 months (52 weeks) in length, with two (2) cohorts of ten (10) students (maximum) divided into two (2) start dates (Summer and Winter), for a total of twenty (20) students (maximum). Classes for Summer Cohorts begin each year in August. Classes for Winter Cohorts begin each year in February.
Clinical Assignment When Placement Cannot be Immediately Guaranteed
When selecting students, the selection committee lists all the students considered to be acceptable students in the order of preference based on the Program’s selection criteria, such as GPA, the interview, desire to train at Parkview, references, and discussion with the selection committee. Students who are not placed with the Parkview Medical Laboratory Science Program will be put on a waiting list. Placement into the Program will be based on the criteria listed above. As positions become open before the start of the program year, applicants will be invited to attend the Parkview Medical Laboratory Science Program based on their place in the list. Unplaced students will need to reapply for admission to the following cohort.
In the highly unlikely event that the Program must accept fewer students than originally planned (i.e., be forced to take less than 10 students per cohort), the affected students will be informed of the circumstances and will be admitted (no reapplication needed), to the following cohort.