During the program, students attend classes and participate in various clinical activities. Time is divided between the classroom, student laboratory and clinical laboratory settings.
- Program start: The first week of August
- Program end: The third week of June
- Total time: 47 weeks
Students are expected to be in attendance Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 for the lecture days. The typical schedule for a clinical experience is Monday through Friday, 6:00-2:30, 7:00-3:30 or something similar. On a rare occasion, a student may be scheduled for an “evening shift” experience (3:30pm – 11:00pm or something similar). Students will be fully informed of these schedules well enough in advance to make personal arrangements.
There are two vacation weeks built into the schedule: one week at Christmas and one week in March. In addition, the following holidays will be observed by the School of Medical Laboratory Science:
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving (2 days)
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day