Medical Laboratory Scientist Internship Program

Medical Laboratory Scientist Internship Program


Mission Statemtent

To teach students the technical skills and clinical correlations in preparation for their careers as Medical Laboratory Professionals.

Program Description

The Medical Laboratory Science Internship Program at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) is a clinical affiliate where students fulfill their Medical Laboratory Science university program internship requirements.   The program currently maintains affiliations with various university NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Science Programs.  Currently, these affiliations include Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University.

In general, most of the internship rotations are meant to fulfill the requirements for a student wanting to become certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, or MLS (ASCP).    The clinical rotations last between 18 to 24 weeks, according to university program requirements.  The majority of the MLS rotations take place from January to June each year.  Alternatively, a rotation may also take place from July to December.  In the past, rotations to cover specific subjects have also been accommodated for categorical certification candidates or to help a student fulfill rotation requirements that other sites have been unable to accommodate.  These rotations are handled on a case by case basis and are subject to the lab’s ability to take on an additional student. 


The MLS Internship Program is supported through the UMHS Department of Pathology and led by a committee of clinical educator representatives from clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, blood bank, immunology, histocompatability, and molecular diagnostics.