School of Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Laboratory Scientists work with pathologists and other members of the healthcare team to diagnose and treat disease by performing and interpreting complex laboratory procedures.
Medical Laboratory Science is a challenging and continually changing field that offers opportunities for advancement within the clinical laboratory and growth into areas such as administration, research, business, education, and computer technology.
The Mission Statement for the School of Medical Laboratory Science reflects the Mission Statement for the Medical Center:
“To witness to the healing ministry of Christ by providing a quality educational program in an atmosphere that fosters respect and compassion.”
The St. Vincent's Medical Center School of Medical Laboratory Science has both academic and clinical practice components. The NAACLS accredited, Florida approved program provides graduates with the necessary eligibility requirements to qualify for examination by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Certification as Medical Laboratory Scientists. Upon certification the graduate is also eligible for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in the State of Florida.
The curriculum includes 50 weeks of instruction with classes starting each year in January and late June. Each class has a maximum capacity of five students.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd.Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Florida Clinical Laboratory Training Program TP 71
Department of Health
Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258