Medical Laboratory Scientist Internship Program

Medical Laboratory Scientist Internship Program


Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance the education of medical laboratory professionals to provide a competent workforce that demonstrates the core values of Michigan Medicine.

Program Description

The Medical Laboratory Science Internship Program at Michigan Medicine is a clinical affiliate where students fulfill their Medical Laboratory Science university program internship requirements.   The program currently maintains affiliations with various university NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Science Programs.  Currently, these affiliations include Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, and Wayne State University.

Internship rotations are meant to fulfill the requirements for a student studying to become certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS (ASCP).    The clinical internship is 16-20 weeks, according to affiliated university requirements.  Rotations to cover specific subjects have also been accommodated for categorical certification candidates or to help a student fulfill rotation requirements that other sites have been unable to accommodate.  These rotations are handled on a case by case basis and are subject to the lab’s ability to take on an additional student. 

The MLS Internship Program is supported through the Michigan Medicine Department of Pathology and facilitated by a committee of clinical educator representatives from Core Chemistry, Core Hematology, Microbiology, Transfusion Medicine, Immunology, Histocompatability, Phlebotomy, Point of Care Testing, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Diagnostics.  View a video of our labs: