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Medical Laboratory Scientist

Career Description

A medical laboratory scientist (medical technologist) is trained in all aspects of the clinical laboratory including, but not limited to, transfusion medicine, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and immunology.  They perform a full range of laboratory assays and report their findings directly to pathologists and other physicians.  The information provided directly impacts the medical treatment a patient will receive.  Medical laboratory scientists operate sophisticated instrumentation, computers, and manual precision devices.  They are also responsible for confirming the accuracy of test results and maintaining quality control.


Accredited 4 year programs can lead to a baccalaureate degree in a variety of majors including, but not limited to: medical technology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, cytogenetics, and molecular biology.


Clinical experiences are arranged through the academic advisor from programs affiliated with baystate medical center.

Length of Clinical Experience

Students will participate in clinical experiences for a period of 6 months.

Clinical Tracks at BMC

  • Department of Pathology

Institutional Affiliations

Professional Associations and Other Information