The application deadline is October 15 of the year prior to the internship with
interviews and candidate selection completed in November. Sanford Program for Medical
Laboratory Science accepts a maximum of 10 interns per school year. Applications
are available through the affiliated academic institutions. Application evaluation
is based on GPA, three professional references, a letter stating why said individual
is interested in the field of Medical Laboratory Science and an interview with
faculty and staff involved with the program. Interviews will be based on but not
inclusive of the following:
- College course background
- Conversational ability and alertness
- Cooperation, maturity and self-concept
- Attitude toward internship
Sanford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Sanford strives to
be a great place to work and a great place to receive care. All applicants accepting
an offer of employment at Sanford must consent to a drug screen.
Students who wish to become clinical laboratory scientists must meet the following
minimal mental and physical requirements and sign the Essential Functions document,
which should be included in the application forms process:
- Have reading, mathematics and writing skills
- Be able to communicate verbally
- Have eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity
- Be able to stand for extended periods of time
- Be able to lift/carry up to 30 pounds to waist level
- Have corrected vision and hearing to normal range
- Be able to work in highly stressful situations under time constraints
- Have good color vision
- Be willing to work in situations where the risk of exposure to blood and blood borne
pathogens is high
The start date is the first Monday of June with completion of the program the following
May. A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 is required at the time of application.
In addition, any candidate accepted into the program must pay a non-refundable commitment
fee of $150.00 (which will be applied toward the cost of required course textbooks)
and a criminal background evaluation fee of $30.00.
Upon admission to the program, students must provide documentation of vaccination/immunity
to measles, mumps, rubella and Hepatitis B virus, have had a TB skin test within
twelve months of program initiation and have proof of both medical and liability
insurance coverage. (Liability coverage is provided by the academic institution
in some cases.)
Students must continue to pay tuition to their academic institution during the internship,
as both credits and degree are awarded through the academic institution following
successful completion of the internship program. Sanford does not refund tuition
in cases of dismissal or withdrawal from the program.
Students who choose to withdraw from the program need to submit a letter of formal
resignation to the Program Director.
Students may be dismissed from the program for violations of Sanford School or Health
System policies after a series of both verbal and written warnings have gone unheeded.
We would be happy to send out a complete listing of policies and procedures, rules and
regulations that apply to the Sanford Health Program for Medical Laboratory Science. If interested,
please contact the program director using the information listed below.
Sue Hollister, MS, MT(ASCP)
PO Box 2010
Fargo, ND 58122-0040
Thank you for visiting the Sanford Health Program for Medical Laboratory Science Website.
We are a hospital based program. I am proud to say that our program has been in
existence for 60 years and during that time we have earned a reputation for
producing high quality medical laboratory scientists. We offer a comprehensive
education during the internship year which prepares the student to take the board
exam at the end of the year. So please take a moment to visit our program and
see what we have to offer.