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Program Description

two women in labProfessional Experience

The professional year allows for extensive experience with state-of-the- art instrumentation and technology, along with a diversity of patient specimens utilized throughout training.

Program Duration:

12-month track:

  • July start
  • January start
  • Full-time, in-person

18-month track:

  • January start only
  • Variable time, hybrid delivery

Professional Year:

  • 1st Half: Lecture/Student lab
  • 2nd Half: Clinical Rotations
  • Instructors include experienced MLS faculty, phlebotomists, pathologists, and leaders from Providence and our affiliates

Curriculum Covers:

  • Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Hematology/Coagulation, Immunohematology, Medical Microbiology (Bacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Virology), Urinalysis/Body Fluids, Molecular Diagnostics, Clinical Research, Phlebotomy, and Laboratory Management and Practice
  • SMLS Program Catalog
  • Student Handbook

Clinical & Academic Affiliates

  • Providence Laboratories
    • Centralia Hospital
    • Medical Group Clinics
    • Mt. Carmel Hospital
    • Regional Medical Center Everett
    • Sacred Heart Medical Center & CHildren's Hospital
    • St. Joseph's Hospital
    • St. Peter's Hospital

    Certification Exam

    Graduates from the PSHMC School of MLS receive a certificate of completion. This certificate plus a baccalaureate degree, qualifies the graduate to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Board of Certification exam (BOC). Some states may require additional licensure.