The first steps toward a career as a medical laboratory scientist.
The pre-medical laboratory scientist focus is an advising program to help students select courses and become well prepared for application to a medical laboratory scientist program.
The steps toward your career begin by taking the required courses, completing a bachelor’s degree and gaining required clinical experience. Course work will include chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, general biology, microbiology, immunology, pathogenic bacteriology, and math. Common pre-medical laboratory science majors include medical sciences and microbiology. You should also seek out opportunities to shadow health care professionals to evaluate your interest in the field.
These steps are prerequisites for applying to an accredited medical laboratory science program for one additional year of specialized training and completion of a certification exam.
This program is a good fit if you:
- Enjoy science
- Are a good problem solver and analytical thinker
- Are detailed-oriented
- Are interested in caring for people’s health
- Want to work in a medical laboratory
This program prepares you to become a:
- Medical Laboratory Scientist