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Prior to my time at Lake State, my professors rarely learned students' names and my classes often felt impersonal. I didn't realize how important that faculty interaction could be until I spent a few weeks here. The personal attention is motivating, often pushing me to work harder than I would have otherwise.

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Programs > Medical Laboratory Science

The Lake Superior State University Medical Laboratory Sciences program prepares students for exciting careers in hospital, veterinary, research, diagnostic, state, and biotechnology laboratories. You may obtain the bachelor of science degree in this area by completing the specified three-year sequence at the University, followed by a one year internship at an NAACLS-accredited hospital. The University is affiliated with four such hospitals, but you may elect any accredited hospital whose program is approved as satisfactory by the University. Additionally, you may choose to obtain a bachelor of science in biology and then participate in the one year internship.  Graduates of this program are eligible to take national examinations for certification as registered medical technologists. Our Med Tech Program provides an excellent background for students who want to play an integral role in the investigations of health, including diagnostics, disease monitoring, research, and the development of new medical applications. Class sizes are small and students are taught by their professors, not TAs or adjuncts.  The faculty is highly skilled and brings much experience from various laboratory and research settings.

Career Options
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
    Performs analytical tests on human body substances to detect evidence of, or prevent disease or impairment, and to promote and monitor good health.
  • Laboratory Supervisor
    Manages and supervises clinical laboratory procedures, determines usage of lab space, equipment and budgetary resources.
  • Specialty Research Scientist
    Clinical expertise in research areas such as biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, cell marker testing, toxicology, epidemiology.
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Daniel Arnold"While Pursuing a biology degree at Lake Superior State University I became very interested in human health. My advisor told me about the Medical Technology degree and I immediately knew it would be a great fit for me. I've enjoyed learning and applying state of the art techniques in classes and especially during labs. I have felt no disadvantage competing with larger schools for a Medical Technology internship; in fact I feel quite the opposite. With a talented teaching staff and a small student to professor ratio, the quality of education is outstanding. I am very excited to complete my Medical Technology degree with a six month internship at William Beaumont Hospital."

- Dariel Arnold '11

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Professional Affiliations

LSSU is partnered with these NAACLS- accredited hospitals:

Alumni Profile

"As a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Lake Superior State University, I am pleased to have chosen this institution for my undergraduate studies. LSSU provided a great atmosphere for learning at a personnel level. I am grateful to the faculty at LSSU for pushing me to excel both academically and professionally. My education from LSSU completely prepared me for my practicum at William Beaumont Hospital, helping me excel to the top of the class."

- Michael Lazzari '07

Michael became a certified Medical Technologist, has completed a master's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science Management at Michigan Technological University, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.

 

 

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Aaron analyzed Atlantic salmon diet in the St. Mary's River. Some food-stock species in the St. Mary's River are known to affect fish reproduction. Of the wide range of species found in salmon stomachs he sampled, the most prevalent prey item, rainbow smelt, is associated with a vitamin B deficiency. This deficiency leads to early mortality in young Atlantic salmon.

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