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)
  • Christmas
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day