You may be checking out our site for any of a number of reasons. Perhaps you are wondering about the profession – what is a medical laboratory scientist and what kinds of things does a medical laboratory scientist do? Or perhaps you are interested in a career in medical laboratory science and would like to learn about our program. We want to make sure that you find what you are looking for here.

Medical laboratory scientists are professionals who operate and administrate the clinical laboratories and, as such, are integral members of the healthcare team. Their responsibilities range from technical practice and expertise to managerial and educational duties. However, the main focus of the profession is to perform laboratory tests and convey the results to the physician in an accurate and timely fashion for the purpose of patient diagnosis and treatment. In order to effectively carry out their jobs, medical laboratory scientists must possess an understanding of physiologic processes in health and disease along with the technological skills that enable them to operate and maintain the instruments and equipment that constitute the tools of their trade.

As an accredited medical laboratory science program, it is our mission to educate and train individuals to prepare them to work in the medical laboratories at hospitals, physicians’ offices, and commercial testing facilities. Students who choose our program are afforded all the advantages of a hospital-based education. They spend their clinical training totally immersed in the environment of a progressive, state-of-the-art medical laboratory. They associate with all levels of professionals in the field on a daily basis and thus are able to benefit from their expertise.

We are proud of our program and believe that it provides a unique opportunity for students who wish to enter the profession of medical laboratory science. If you would like more information about our program, please contact us at 847.570.2737 or tgardner@northshore.org.

Sincerely,
Tyrie Gardner, MT(ASCP)
Program Director

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