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Community Healthcare System Offers New Curriculum

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To meet anticipated current and future demand in the clinical laboratory industry, Community Healthcare System announces a new program to educate students in the Medical Laboratory Science field.   John Gorski, Chief Operating Officer for Community Healthcare says that due to the pace of, "groundbreaking medical advances," careers in healthcare are expected to rise by 14 percent over the next 10 years. 
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(Lab Technologist Branka Romic prepares and tests a specimen in the Central Laboratory of the hospitals of Community Healthcare System
Gorski also says, “Well-educated, seasoned lab technologists can expect an excellent job outlook,” and, “Because of the rate of groundbreaking medical advances, healthcare careers such as this are expected to increase by 14 percent over the next 10 years. Technologists will be needed to process more complex tests as the number of overall tests performed increases. We’re taking a proactive approach to fill this need in the community.”
The 11-month program is intended for baccalaureate graduates in sciences such as Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or Pre-professional.
 
The course includes 22 weeks of classroom instruction in clinical laboratory sciences, hands-on student laboratory activities and intensive 24 weeks on-the-job clinical training.
 
Medical Laboratory Scientists are highly trained, highly skilled professionals whose contribution to diagnosis and treatment of disease is invaluable. A career in Medical Laboratory Science involves testing of blood and body fluid specimens using complex chemistry analyzers to diagnose heart, liver disease, or cancer, microscopic examination of blood cells for anemia or leukemia; identification of pathogenic organisms causing infection, immunological evaluations and preparation of blood products for life-saving transfusions.
 
Classes are scheduled to begin July 7, 2014. Graduates interested in pursuing a career in Medical Laboratory Science who would like to request an application packet should contact Mary S. Wallace MS, MT (ASCP), Program Director-School of Medical Laboratory Science, 219-392-7259, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
According to a healthcare system release, the 11-month curriculum is targeted toward four year degreed graduates in sciences like Biological, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or Pre-professional.
(Photo/provided by Community Healthcare System)


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