The Program begins with an Orientation Period during which interns become acquainted with each other, laboratory personnel, location and environment of Ascension Michigan Laboratory Services at different facilities and the structure and policies of the School of Medical Laboratory Science.
The Lecture Component of each course provides information about the technical and clinical aspects of laboratory analysis, the laboratory sciences, behavioral sciences and educational concepts. Lectures, discussions and structured activities are conducted by a variety of qualified health professionals. Seminars, workshops, audio-visual programs and intern reports and projects supplement these.
The Clinical Rotation Component of each course is divided into specific rotation periods in each division of the laboratory. Each rotation is structured to provide the intern an opportunity to learn basic laboratory skills and techniques, progressing to more advanced skills and responsibilities. Interns will also complete the competencies and undertake supplemental experiences determined by individual interest and/or ability. Each clinical rotation emphasizes quality assurance, quality control and safety procedures as they pertain to that specific laboratory area. Study questions, case studies, slides and audio-visual and computer programs enhance laboratory experiences.