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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:

  1. To administer a curriculum which will prepare men and women to become certified Medical Laboratory Scientists
  2. To provide qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists for Parkview Medical Center, the surrounding community, and the state of Colorado.

Program Accreditation

The Program is accredited by:
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL  60018-5119
(847) 939-3597

  • 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

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