Biological Sciences

4+1 Pathway

The Medical Laboratory Science 4+1 concentration is similar to the Medical Laboratory Science 3+1 option, but with an added year for additional study and specialization. You will spend four years on campus—taking three years of fundamental course work plus an additional year of specialty course work—in preparation for a fifth-year clinical practicum. The practicum consists of academic studies combined with extensive hands-on experience in a clinical laboratory.

After earning your BS and successfully completing hospital training, you will be qualified to take an examination for national certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

4+1 MLS Option

Students who choose the 4+1 MLS option may complete their practicum at any of the following hospitals. 

University-Based Route: clinical affiliates 

 

Institution Medical Director/Advisor Program Director Minimum 
GPA

Aspirus Iron River Hospital
Medical Laboratory Science Program

1400 W. Ice Lake Rd.
Iron River, MI 49935

Robert Anderson M.D. and Michael Merrick, M.D., Pathologists Kerri Weecks, MT(ASCP) 2.5

Aspirus Grand View Hospital
Medical Laboratory Science Program

N10531 Grandview Ln.
Ironwood, MI 49938

Charles Iknayan, M.D., Pathologist  Dennis Aspinwall, MT (ASCP)  2.5

Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital
Medical Laboratory Science Program

205 Osceola St.
Laurium, MI 49913

Petio Kotov, M.D., Pathologist Christina Asiala, MT(AMT) 2.5

Bronson Methodist Hospital
Medical Laboratory Science Program

601 John St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

  Bethany Peak, MBA, MLS 2.5

Dickinson County Healthcare System
Medical Laboratory Science Program

1721 Stephenson Ave.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Peter Hamel, M.D., Medical Director and Pathologist
Mark Cristanelli, M.D., Pathologist
Melissa Laurila, MT (ASCP) 2.5

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital/St. Joseph’s Hospital
Medical Laboratory Science Program

900 West Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI. 54701

Robert V. Ridenour Jr., M.D - Sacred Heart Hospital
Mark W. Hofer, M.D. - St. Joseph’s Hospital
Russell Albert, CLS (ASCP) 2.5

OSF St. Francis Hospital
Medical Laboratory Science Program

3401 Ludington St.
Escanaba, MI. 49829

Cary Gottlieb, M.D., Pathologist Kimberly Mahoney, MLS (ASCP) 2.5

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center
Medical Laboratory Science Program

325 East H St.
Iron Mountain, MI. 49801

Bruce Dunn, M.D., Pathologist Brad Tomassucci, MT (ASCP) 2.5

UP Health System – Marquette
Medical Laboratory Science Program

420 W. Magnetic Ave.
Marquette, MI. 49855

Martin Matthews, M.D., Pathologist, Medical Director/Adviser
Craig Coccia, M.D., Medical Advisor
Martin Renaldi, MT(ASCP), MPA 2.5

UP Health System - Portage
Medical Laboratory Science Program

500 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930

Petio Kotov, M.D., Pathologist Richard Kangas, MT(ASCP) 2.5

Hospital-Based Route: NAACLS accredited institutions  

 

Institution Medical Director/Advisor Program Director Minimum 
GPA
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Medical Laboratory Science Program

333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI 54401
Edgar Bentancourt, M.D Jacob Kempen, MBA, MT (ASCP), VP of Clinical Services
Daniel Lockwood, MT (ASCP), Program Director
2.5
Beaumont Health System
Medical Laboratory Science Program

3601 West 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Ann Marie Blenc, M.D. Nancy Ramirez, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, SHCM 2.8
Berkshire Medical Center
Medical Laboratory Science Program

725 North St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Rebecca L. Johnson, M.D. Lori Moore, MEd, MT (ASCP) 2.6
Cleveland Clinic
Medical Laboratory Science Program

9500 Euclid Ave. (L13)
Cleveland, OH 44195
Susan M. Harrington, PhD, D(ABMM), MLS (ASCP)CM Barbara Zingale MSIT, MLS(ASCP)CM 2.5
DMC University Laboratories
Medical Laboratory Science Program

4201 St. Antoine Blvd
Detroit, MI 48201
Barbara J. Anderson, M.D. Joyce Salancy, MS, MLS(ASCP) 2.75
Hennepin County Medical Center
Medical Laboratory Science Program

701 Park Ave, P4
Minneapolis, MN 55415
James Fink, M.D., Ph.D. Lynn Poth, MS, MT(ASCP) 2.6
Hurley Medical Center
Medical Laboratory Science Program

One Hurley Plaza
Flint, MI 48503
Cathy Blight, M.D. Beth Friedt MT (ASCP) 2.7
Marshfield Laboratories
Medical Laboratory Science Program

1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Gene Shaw, M.D., Ph.D. Julie Seehafer, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM, SH 2.75
Mercy Integrated
Medical Laboratory Science Program

2222 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608
Denis LeGolvan, M.D. Karlyn Lange, MT(ASCP) 2.8
St. Luke's Hospital
Medical Laboratory Science Program

4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
  Jane Rachel MA, MT(ASCP) 2.5
St. John Providence Health System Laboratories
Medical Laboratory Science Program

19251 Mack Avenue, Suite 101
Grosse Point Woods, MI 48236
Martha Higgins, M.D. Dawn Taylor, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM 2.8
University of California/Irvine Medical Center
Medical Laboratory Science Program

101 The City Drive, Route 38
Orange, CA 92868
Luis M. de la Maza, M.D., Ph.D. Laura Ogata, MA, MT(ASCP) 2.7


4+1 Histotechnology Option

Students who choose the 4+1 histotechnology option may complete their practicum at any of the following hospitals. Hospitals marked with an asterisk hold their own NAACLS accreditation.

Institution Medical Director/Advisor Program Director Minimum
GPA
Beaumont Health System*
Histotechnologist Program

3601 West 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Jacqueline Trupiano, M.D. Jamie Pert, HTL(ASCP)CM, MBcm 3.0
Marshfield Laboratories*
Histotechnology Program

1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Bruce Krawisz, M.D. Kate Gorman, HTL (ASCP) 2.5

4+1 Cytotechnology Option

Students who choose the 4+1 cytotechnology option may complete their practicum at any hospital that holds their own NAACLS accreditation with a cytotechnology program.