Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Medical laboratory technologists and technicians typically do the following:
- Analyze body fluids, such as blood, urine, and tissue samples, and record normal or abnormal findings
- Study blood samples for use in transfusions by identifying the number of cells, the cell morphology or the blood group, blood type, and compatibility with other blood types
- Operate sophisticated laboratory equipment, such as microscopes and cell counters
- Use automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests at the same time
- Log data from medical tests and enter results into a patient’s medical record
- Discuss results and findings of laboratory tests and procedures with physicians
- Supervise or train medical laboratory technicians
Application process for Medical Laboratory Science programs may vary. It is important for students to be aware of the specific process of the programs to which they may apply.
There are many factors that are evaluated throughout the application process.
- Academic Record
- Letters of Recommendation
- The Interview
- Extracurricular Activities and Work Experience
- The Application – Program Specific
Please visit the Center for Health Sciences and Student Success in the College of Sciences and Engineering at Wilkes University for more information on the application process.
Applications for Medical Laboratory Science programs can be submitted in the spring prior to the year of entry. It is important for students to be aware of the specific process of the programs to which they may apply.
Medical Laboratory Science students are encouraged to apply early and to work with the Center for Health Sciences and Student Success in the College of Science and Engineering at Wilkes University in preparation of the application process.
Application requirements for Medical Laboratory Science programs may vary. It is important for students to be aware of the specific requirements of the schools to which they may apply. Our Robert Packer Hospital Affiliated Program requires the following coursework: 16 credit hours in Biology, including 3 credits in microbiology and 3 credits in immunology and 16 credit hours in chemistry including 8 credits of organic chemistry.