Division of Health Sciences - Kasiska School of Health Professions
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2016-2017 academic year. The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will be available in February 2017.
During the application period, complete the online application to the MLS program and submit the following materials by mail:
- a personal statement of interest
- three references
- a copy of academic transcripts.
ALL Mailed materials must be sent in ONE packet to:
ISU Medical Laboratory Sciences Program
Attn Rachel Hulse
921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8288
Pocatello, ID 83209-8288
The goal of the Medical Laboratory Science program is to provide students with the background and tools necessary to enter the medical laboratory science profession. The program addresses the broad array of responsibility, requisite education and experience necessary to succeed by providing preparation for entry and advancement at a variety of places and provide tools and opportunities for lifelong advancement and professional engagement.
The program is designed to ensure the success of its students. Assurance comes with the implementation of a structured program of undergraduate science preparation followed by a professional component which includes didactic course work and supervised practice with an emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills. A professional advisory committee consisting of university and community representatives from practicing professionals and pathologists across the state has had input into the content and delivery of the professional component of this program and in the selection of faculty. Continued participation of the outside advisory committee will assure relevancy of the program to professional practice. Surveys of professional medical laboratory scientists have confirmed assumptions made about scope of practice and provided impetus and validation for the emphasis on critical thinking skills and professional development.
The medical laboratory scientist is a health professional who is qualified by academic and applied science education to provide service and research in medical laboratory science and related areas in a rapidly changing and dynamic healthcare delivery system. Currently there is a national shortage of certified MLS's. The majority of ISU's successful MLS graduates have multiple opportunities for employment upon completion of the program. Professions associated with laboratory professionals include: clinical service, research, sales, and education. A certified MLS is qualified for a variety of employment opportunities, including: reference laboratory, public/private hospital, physician's office laboratory, and management.
- Pass rate
The pass rates for the ASCP exam were 86% in 2013, 80% in 2014, and 96% in 2015.
- Completion rate
In the last three years, 99% of students who began the final half of the MLS program graduated.
- Employment rate
In the last three years, 100% of graduates are employed in the field or in a closely related field and/or continued their education within one year of graduation.
Idaho State University's MLS Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
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