Medical laboratory sciences is a branch of health sciences concerned with the performance and analysis of clinical tests on patient tissues, blood and other body fluids. In this profession, you’ll play a critical role on the patient care team to provide vital information for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of disease.
- Medical laboratory scientist
- Clinical laboratory scientist
- Medical laboratory technologist
- Clinical laboratory technologist
Potential Areas of Advanced Study
- Biological science program in virology, histology, toxicology, etc.
- Public health
- Medical school
- Accelerated nursing
- Spend the last year of undergraduate education with one of our clinical affiliates, learning in a hospital setting.
- Participate in internships with research and service companies or criminal investigation labs.
- Gain lab assistant positions in the school’s research laboratories.
- Take a phlebotomy training course.
Medical Laboratory Sciences Clinical Programs
|Nicholas Brehl, MEd., MLS (ASCP) CM||Asstistant Clinical Professor||Indiana University Medical Center|
|Carrie L. Carlson, MS, MLS(ASCP)||Director, MLS Program||VA Hines Hospital|
|Kristi Janson, MS Ed, MT(ASCP)||Director, MLS Program||IU Health Methodist Hospital|
|Rosemary Duda, B.S., MT (ASCP)||Director, MLS Program||Franciscan Health Hammond|
|Brian Goff, M.A., MT (ASCP)||Director, MLS Program||Parkview Memorial Hospital|
|Traci Kraus, MA(Ed) MT(ASCP)||Program Director||St. Elizabeth School of Medical Technology|
|DeAnne Maxwell, MBA, MLS(ASCP)cm||MLS, Program Director||Franciscan Health Indianapolis|
|Myden Fouts, M.S., MT (ASCP)||Program Director||Good Samaritan Hospital|
|Pam Ceja, MS, MT(ASCP)||MLS, Program Director||NorthShore University Health Systems– Evanston Hospital|
|Anna Weisbruch, MLS (ASCP)||Interim Program Director||OSF St. Francis Medical Center|
|Barbara Zingale, MSIT, MLS (ASCP)CM||Program Director||Cleveland Clinic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute|
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Hometown: Pleasanton, California
Major: Medical Laboratory Sciences
Why Purdue: I wanted to go to a big school with a variety of majors and opportunities. Purdue seemed to fit those categories and was also prestigious worldwide. Sometimes, living in one state makes you feel like you’re living in a bubble, so I also wanted to explore more of the Midwest. For some context, I was born on the East coast and raised on the West coast of the U.S.
Favorite Place at Purdue: Aspire’s Crave Hall (many food options and a good place to relax)
Advice to an Incoming Freshman: Don’t be afraid to ask questions to other students, mentors, professors, advisors or anyone on campus. Many people at Purdue are trying their best to make sure you succeed.
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