Parkview Medical Center
School of Medical Laboratory Science
The Parkview School of Medical Laboratory Science has been providing Southern Colorado with highly trained laboratory professionals since 1966.
The School provides a 12 month accredited program designed to prepare men and women for a challenging career in medical laboratory science. At the completion of the clinical year, the student is eligible to take the ASCP Board of Certification Exam to become a registered Medical Laboratory Scientist.
What does a Medical Laboratory Scientist do?
A Medical Laboratory Scientist is a B.S. level professional that performs a wide variety of tests in five major areas of the clinical laboratory:
Program Mission and Goals
It is the mission of Parkview Medical Center to provide quality healthcare services that improve the health of our community. The Parkview School of Medical Laboratory Science shares in this mission by educating Medical Laboratory Scientists that possess strong theoretical, technical, and professional skills in laboratory medicine.
The program's goals are:
- To administer a curriculum which will prepare men and women to become certified Medical Laboratory Scientists
- To provide qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists for Parkview Medical Center, the surrounding community, and the state of Colorado.
The Program is accredited by:
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Learn medical laboratory skills in a real patient setting
Student Zach Miller streaks urine onto an agar plate in the microbiology department
Learn 1:1 from experienced Medical Laboratory Scientists
Clinical instructor Linda Wagner has been a Medical Laboratory Scientist since 1981
Learn medical laboratory skills using real world technology
Clinical instructor Dave Lipitz shows the inner workings of the Vitros 5600 Clinical Chemistry analyzer
Learning can be fun
Students enjoy a laugh during an exercise in the lab's classroom
Take advantage of opportunities for supplemental experiences
Students participate in a tour of Bonfil's Blood Center in Denver as a supplement to their clinical experience in Transfusion Medicine
Rotate through all areas of the laboratory to discover your strengths
Student Cassidy Jones utilizes a teaching microscope to perform a cell differential on a body fluid