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Program Overview

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Our Mission

To prepare competent medical laboratorians with the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to make positive contributions in the field of Laboratory Medicine.

Our Goals

  • Offer sustainable curriculum utilizing field experts and cutting-edge resources
  • Promote medical laboratory entry-level competencies
  • Instill professionalism, service, and a commitment to excellent patient care
  • Champion PSJH core values: Compassion, Dignity, Excellence, Integrity, and Justice
  • Meet the medical laboratorian employment needs of Providence, our affiliates and our region.

Our Philosophy

  • We believe students learn most effectively as engaged learners with faculty facilitating learning experiences.
  • We believe learning is measured by behavioral changes in the students, who together with faculty, share in the evaluation of the education.
  • We are founded on the Christian principles of providing compassionate care with respect for the dignity of each person, including those who are poor and vulnerable.
  • We are open to all qualified students, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, age, cultural background, place of origin, veteran status, or creed.

About Us

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's’ Hospital (PSHMC) is part of Providence nationally, and Providence Inland Northwest Washington (PINWA), which includes four hospitals, and multiple clinics in Spokane and Stevens Counties. PSHMC is the largest of these hospitals with over 600 beds, specializing in comprehensive adult and pediatric care. PSHMC has been ranked the #1 hospital in Eastern Washington and #2 in WA State for the past several years.

The PSHMC Department of Laboratory Medicine performs high complexity and high-volume testing, which allows the School of Medical Laboratory Science to provide a wide range of experiences for students during the clinical year. PSHMC is a teaching hospital, and as a result, students work with experienced and expert staff who are skilled in educational techniques and have a commitment to training the next generation of medical laboratorians.