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Sanford Medical Laboratory Science Program

Available at our Sioux Falls location

The Sanford Health medical laboratory science program is committed to providing educational and practical instruction, which will allow our students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to attain a high level of competency in the practice of medical laboratory science. The medical laboratory science program is one of several educational programs at Sanford Health and is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

The MLS program consists of 48 weeks of combined didactic classroom lecture and real life clinical laboratory training in our state of the art medical laboratory. The student to instructor ratio in the classroom is ten to one. The clinical training in the laboratory is typically one to one with an instructing staff member or instructor. A certificate of completion is awarded to graduating students.

The majority of students enrolled in the program are college seniors on affiliation from their respective colleges to complete the requirements for a medical laboratory science degree. Other students are those who have obtained a baccalaureate degree prior to entry. Graduates of this program are eligible to take national certifying examinations, including those of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Certification.

How do I apply?

Application for admissions to any hospital-based Medical Laboratory Science Program is made through the Committee on Medical Laboratory Education (COMLE). A resume is required.

NOTE: Applications are accepted August 1 to October 1 for the programs starting the following summer. Deadline for receipt of application form and official transcript is October 1. Applications postmarked after October 1 will not be considered. Application must have a GPA of at least 2.80 to be considered for evaluation.

Clinical brochure
Application for Admission
Application Instructions
Address of Program Sites
Reference Form
Essential requirements guide
Gainful Employment and Program Outcomes

For more information, contact:
Renee Rydell - Program Director
Sanford USD Medical Center
1305 West 18th Street, PO Box 5039
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5039

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