Biological Sciences

3+1 Pathway

If you want to take the fastest route to becoming a medical lab scientist, the Medical Laboratory Science 3+1 concentration is for you. You will spend three years on campus learning fundamental information in preparation for a fourth-year clinical practicum, completed at an accredited teaching hospital affiliated with Michigan Tech. The practicum consists of academic studies combined with extensive hands-on experience in a clinical laboratory.

After successful completion of University course work and hospital training, and the receipt of your BS in Medical Laboratory Science, you will be qualified to take an examination for national certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Students who choose the 3+1 pathway may complete their practicum at any of the following NAACLS-accredited hospitals:

Institution Medical Director/Advisor Program Director Minimum
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Clinical Laboratory Science Program 333 Pine Ridge Blvd.
Wausau, WI 54401
Edgar Betancourt, MD Jacob Kempen, MBA, MT (ASCP), VP of Clinical Services
Daniel Lockwood, MT (ASCP), Program Director
William Beaumont Hospital
Clinical Laboratory Science Program 3601 West 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Ann Marie Blenc, MD Nancy Ramirez, MS, MT (ASCP) SH 2.8
DMC University Laboratories
Medical Technology Program 4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201
Barbara J. Anderson, MD Joyce Salancy, MS, MT (ASCP) 2.75
Hennepin County Medical Center
Medical Technology Program 701 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
 James Fink, M.D., Ph.D. Ashley Zawacki MLS (ASCP)CM 2.9
Marshfield Laboratories
Clinical Laboratory Science Program1000 North Oak Ave.
Marshfield, WI 54449
Gene Shaw, MD Julie Seehafer, PhD, MLS (ASCP)CM SH 2.75
Marshfield Laboratories
Histotechnology Program1000 North Oak Ave.
Marshfield, WI 54449
Bruce Krawisz, MD Katherine Gorman, HTL (ASCP) 2.5
St. John Providence Health System Laboratories
Medical Technology Program 19251 Mack Ave., Suite 101
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Martha Higgins, MD Dawn Taylor, MA, MLS (ASCP)CM 2.8