Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sentara School of Medical Laboratory Science in Harrisonburg

The School of Medical Laboratory Science offers training as a medical laboratory scientist and was started in 1968. The school offers the opportunity to enter a challenging and highly technical career in the health care industry. Graduates may be employed by hospitals, private or government laboratories, research facilities, medical supply companies, private physician offices and clinics. Some of our graduates continue to pursue an education in medicine and become physicians.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the following courses at an accredited institution of higher learning:
  • 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biology, to include microbiology and immunology
  • 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry, to include organic chemistry or biochemistry
  • 1 semester of college level mathematics
  • Genetics is highly recommended
  • Statistics and computer courses are recommended
  • Students must have either a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university or be guaranteed one upon the completion of the clinical year.

Applicants who have met the minimum academic requirements more than seven years prior to application will be required to update by taking one course in biochemistry and one course in microbiology.

Admission criteria include a personal interview, analysis of college transcripts, review of recommendations and evaluation of a personal written statement.

For more information please click here or call 540-564-7232 or 800-543-2201, ext. 47232.