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VUMC Medical Laboratory Science

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on 14 September 2018

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Transcript of VUMC Medical Laboratory Science

Healthcare professionals with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, and mathematics who perform and interpret laboratory tests
What We Do
Perform tests on patient samples to assist in diagnosis of disorders and diseases, determine prognosis, and monitor treatment

Results used in ~90% of diagnoses and 60-70% of all decisions concerning diagnosis and treatment as well as hospital admission and discharge --Mayo Clinic
Where We Work
Hospitals, clinics, POLs
Veterinary clinics
Forensics labs
Research
Biomedical Engineering
Education
Sales and Marketing
Administration
Who We Are
Why VUMC
7,000 samples per day
6 million tests per year
Knowledge of instructors/speakers
Tuition reimbursement
Professional Advancement Ladder
Cost
Outcomes
DMT
Diagnostic Laboratories
Blood Bank
Microbiology (Mycology/Mycobacteriology)
Virology/Immunopathology
Hematopathology
Urinalysis
Body Fluids
Hematology
Coagulation
Clinical Chemistry
Special Chemistry (Esoteric/Toxicology)
Cytogenetics
Molecular Diagnostics/Infectious Disease
Our Program
13 months June-July
3+1/4+1
12 students accepted annually
90 semester hours with 2.5 Science and Total GPA:
16 hours Biology: Microbiology and Immunology
16 hours Chemistry: Organic or Biochemistry
3 hours Math: College Algebra or higher

Where Are They Now?
VUMC--Administration, Instructors, PAL
Pathgroup, DCI
Community hospitals
FBI
Other states and countries
Three Year Outcomes
100% Graduation rate
93% First Write Pass Rate on BOC
97% BOC Pass Rate Within 1 year
96% Job Placement Rate Within 3 Months
Medical Laboratory Science
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Program Outcomes
VUMC Medical Laboratory Science
Job Outlook:
Expected to grow 22% from 2012-2022--much faster than other occupations

Work Schedule:
PRN, part-time, full-time, 7 on/7 off, nights, weekends, days, evenings

Career Growth:
Can pursue PhD in MLS or other fields, can go into management without any additional education

Specialization/Generalization

Job Vacancies:
New tests, aging population, retiring techs
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