Mission, Goals, Competencies & Outcomes

Our Mission

Emory Healthcare’s Medical Laboratory Science Program

The mission of Emory Healthcare’s Medical Laboratory Science Program is to provide exceptional education and training to prepare future Medical Laboratory Scientists with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to become leaders in the profession of clinical laboratory science.

The Program supports the Emory Medical Laboratory mission of providing high-quality, cost-effective, innovative laboratory services which enhance patient health.

Our Goals

Emory Healthcare’s Medical Laboratory Science Program

Emory Healthcare’s Medical Laboratory Science Program is committed to providing:

  • A comprehensive education and clinical experience necessary for national certification examinations offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
  • Education in accordance with NAACLS standards for Medical Laboratory Science programs.
  • Career entry-level competencies in clinical laboratory testing, quality assurance, and professionalism.

Program Outcomes

  • The MLS program at Emory Healthcare has a job placement rate of 100 percent for the graduates. 
    All graduates (8) from 2013 were employed by Emory Healthcare.

What to Expect

Career entry-level competencies:

  • The EHC MLS graduate will be able to perform and analyze a full range of clinical laboratory tests in areas such as hematology, clinical chemistry, immunohematology, microbiology, serology/immunology, coagulation, molecular, and other emerging diagnostics.
  • The EHC MLS graduate will be qualified to participate in the development and evaluation of test systems and interpretive algorithms.
  • The EHC MLS graduate will be equipped to handle diverse responsibilities in areas of analysis and clinical decision-making, regulatory compliance with applicable regulations, education, and quality assurance/performance improvement wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed or performed.

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The medical laboratory scientist will also possess basic knowledge, skills, and relevant experiences in:

  • Communications
    Enable consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service and patient education
  • Finance, operation, marketing and human resource management of the clinical laboratory
    Enable cost-effective, high-quality, value-added laboratory services
  • Information management
    Enable effective, timely, accurate, and cost-effective reporting of laboratory-generated information
  • Research design/evaluation
    Enable the design and evaluation of clinical research studies.