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Clinical Laboratory Science

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This area is in School of Health Sciences and Wellness  in the COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES .

Clinical Laboratory Science

Contact: Dawn Barten, CLS Program Director
Office: Room D147 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2509
Email: dbartenhealth@uwsp.edu

Definition: Clinical laboratory science consists of (1) medical technology   for performing lab tests used in preventing, diagnosing, and monitoring diseases; (2) cytotechnology  for examining tissues and fluids microscopically to distinguish cancerous from normal cells; and (3) histotechnology  for preparing slides for microscopic examination using complex processing and staining techniques. Professionals in these fields study microbiology, hematology, clinical chemistry, immunology, blood bank and more.

Accreditation: UW-Stevens Point CLS-Medical Technology program is accredited through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Academic Standards for Clinical Laboratory Science Major

For acceptance and continued registration as a candidate for the clinical lab science major you must have a grade point average of 2.75 overall and in the sciences, including biology, chemistry, mathematics, health science, and clinical lab science. You are screened for acceptability to apply for clinical practicum positions.

Grades in required courses taken prior to declaring academic forgiveness or in repeating courses will be used in calculating your grade point average. No more than two courses with grades of less than C- will be accepted in the major. If you do not meet these standards, you may petition the director for consideration. The minimum GPA for graduation is 2.50.

Affiliation agreements

This university has affiliation agreements with medical facilities to provide clinical practicum education for seniors. Additional clinical training fee is required. The director and the educational coordinators of the affiliated clinical laboratories are given courtesy appointments as university honorary associate faculty.

(Also see listings here)

Six-month Clinical

Ascension Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff
Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital, Rhinelander
Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point
Aspirus Langlade Hospital, Antigo
Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids
Aurora Health Care/ACL Laboratories, West Allis {includes Grafton, Green Bay, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Sheboygan and Summit)
Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay
Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls
Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus
Consultants Laboratory of WI, LLC, Fond du Lac
Divine Savior Healthcare, Portage
Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire
HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital, Green Bay
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay
Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire
Mercy Health System, Janesville
Monroe Clinic, Monroe
Osceola Medical Center, Osceola
Richland Hospital, Richland Center
St. Croix Regional Medical Center, St. Croix Falls
St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison
Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Prairie du Sac
Southwest Health Center, Platteville
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Neenah (includes Appleton/Neenah, Berlin, New London, Waupaca and Wild Rose)
Upland Hills Health, Dodgeville
UW Health, University. Hospital, Madison

Nine-month Clinical
Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton
Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau
Marshfield Laboratories, Marshfield

Twelve-month Clinical
Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA
Edward Hines. Jr VA Hines Hospital, Hines, IL


    Bachelor Degrees


      Clinical Laboratory Science

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