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"The immune system is constantly riding that fine line between how much protection we can have without too much collateral damage. It's really that fine line that makes immunology so interesting," says Professor Eyal Amiel.


Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences

Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences

At the intersection of human health, medicine and technology

Programs in medical laboratory science and medical radiation sciences - including diagnostic nuclear medicine technology and radiation therapy - incorporate a solid academic foundation in the physical and biological sciences with extensive clinical practice.

The University of Vermont Medical Center, a regional referral center providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York, serves as a primary clinical affiliate; and the University of Vermont is one of a small number of programs in the country with a Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT), a 3D virtual reality treatment simulator. Students complete their chosen program prepared to enter a medical sciences career or pursue graduate study. Meet College of Nursing & Health Sciences people >>

Faculty on the leading edge of innovation. UVM medical laboratory and radiation sciences faculty are dedicated to teaching and research. Learn more about our faculty >>

Four-year curriculum. A four-year plan of study develops organizational skills, quantitative reasoning ability and diverse competencies for professional practice. Curriculum >>

Preparation to enter the field. Professional academic advisors and faculty mentors work directly with students from the time they arrive at the University, utilizing a unique four-year career plan to match experiential opportunities with student interests. UVM medical laboratory science alumni are actively recruited by employers, including hospitals, research laboratories, public health agencies, biotechnology companies, the pharmaceutical industry, and diagnostic instrumentation and computer firms. Recent graduates have taken jobs in settings that include Yale New Haven Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, John Hopkins Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Green Mountain Antibodies, and Hematologic Technologies.

Many of our graduates pursue further study in medicine, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, Public Health, and physician assistant programs. Our alumni have gone on to Cornell, John Hopkins University, George Washington University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, among others.

A strong clinical foundation

The Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences Department's emphasis on excellence in undergraduate programming is strengthened by our affiliation with the University of Vermont Medical Center and the University of Vermont Health Network, a four-hospital system with more than 1,000 physicians, and 2,000 nurses and other clinicians in Vermont and Northern New York. Each major involves on-campus academic study and clinical coursework held at the adjacent University of Vermont Medical Center. Students participate in a semester-long clinical internship at one of our affiliated institutions in the spring of their fourth year. Learn more about clinical opportunities >>

Academic Programs & Concentrations

Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)
Clinical Concentration >>
Public Health Concentration >>

Medical Radiation Sciences (B.S.)
Nuclear Medicine Technology Concentration >>
Radiation Therapy Concentration >>

Accreditation: All programs in the department meet the standards for accreditation and are accredited by their national accrediting boards.

We welcome your inquiries and visits. Contact the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Office of Student Services at or (802) 656-3858.

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