MLS Undergraduate Program: Mission, Goals, and Accreditation
The mission of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Medical Laboratory Science Program at the University of Washington is to develop and maintain a superior educational program for future medical laboratory scientists. These well-trained scientists should be knowledgeable, highly skilled, ethical, and prepared to practice as competent professionals and to contribute to the changing field of laboratory medicine.
The program goals of the University of Washington Medical Laboratory Science Program are to:
- Offer a sustainable curriculum that meets current and emergent educational and professional needs of program students.
- Identify and partner with affiliates in providing exceptional training opportunities for program students.
- Provide a learning experience rich in opportunities that maximize a student's potential to attain entry-level medical laboratory scientist competencies.
- Graduate well-qualified medical laboratory scientists prepared to meet the workforce needs of Washington State and the nation.
- Contribute to the ongoing development of the medical laboratory science pedagogy and growth of the profession.
Medical Laboratory Science Program Accreditation
The Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
Graduates are eligible for certification as Medical Laboratory Scientists by the Board of Certification of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).