Exam Pass Rates and Employment

Program Area

UVM Average

NAACLS Benchmark

ASCP National Average

Completion Rate for Students Entering Professional (Third Year) Program

100%*

70%

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ASCP Certification Exam Pass Rate

87%*

75%

77%*

Job Placement Rate for Graduates
Actively Seeking Employment

100%*

70%

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*Percentage represents five-year average for students who passed within 12 months of graduation from 2016-2020.

 

Graduation/Attrition Rates

 

For students slated to graduate between 7/1/18- 6/30/19

For students slated to graduate between 7/1/19 - 6/30/20

For students slated to graduate between 7/1/20 - 6/30/21

Yearly Attrition Rate Percentage

000

Yearly Graduation Rate Percentage

100

100

100

 

Program Mission

The mission of the University of Vermont’s Medical Laboratory Science program is to educate, train and graduate professionally competent and ethical individuals committed to lifelong learning, and who are prepared to meet current and future workplace challenges in medical laboratory science.

Educational Goals

  • Graduates will be competent to function as entry-level medical laboratory scientists in any clinical or public health laboratory environment;
  • Graduates will demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills;
  • Graduates will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Graduates will demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science, all MLS graduates will demonstrate:

  • Competency to perform a full range of testing in a contemporary clinical or public health laboratory encompassing pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical components of laboratory services;
  • Proficiency to interpret results, use critical thinking skills to problem solve, and apply statistical approaches when evaluating data;
  • Ability to identify and trouble-shoot technical problems in laboratory procedures and instrumentation;
  • Professional conduct as a member of the healthcare team and effective communication skills;
  • An understanding of basic concepts related to quality assurance, quality improvement, laboratory education, administrative operation, information technology, and clinical decision making.

Upon completion of the bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Laboratory Science concentration, graduates will demonstrate:

  • Ability to critically evaluate laboratory results and correlate them with human disease;
  • Ability to determine the appropriate utilization of laboratory tests for screening, monitoring, therapy, and prognosis of human diseases;
  • Adherence to standard operating procedures regarding safe work practices related to clinical specimens and infectious agents;
  • Application of governmental regulations and standards as applied to medical laboratory practice in the clinical setting.

Upon completion of the bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science Public Health Laboratory Science concentration, graduates will demonstrate:

  • Ability to critically evaluate microbiology laboratory tests and results and correlate with infectious disease;
  • Adherence to standard operating procedures regarding safe work practices related to microbial agents;
  • Knowledge of laboratory testing as a vital component of broader public health surveillance systems.

The core curriculum includes courses in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, and mathematics. Students choose either the clinical laboratory science concentration or the public health laboratory science concentration, which focuses on microbiology.