Goals and Competencies

  • Provide a “Triple Aim” Culture within the Medical Laboratory Science Program.
  • To improve knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for graduates to contribute toward improving the patient care experience, improving the health of the population, and decreasing the cost of care through a longitudinal inter-professional education and collaborative practice.
  • To provide educational excellence in the discipline of Medical Laboratory Science for Arkansas and beyond, continually striving for excellence in teaching, research/scholarly activities, and professional and community service
  • To maintain educational excellence in the medical laboratory science curriculum that addresses current and emergent knowledge and skills to provide the student with competencies to pass with high scores the national certification examinations and to begin professional work as an entry-level, baccalaureate-prepared, laboratory scientist
  • To produce graduates who are effective communicators with all members of the health care team
  • To instill in our graduates the highest standards of performance and professional ethics
  • To develop in our students creative and critical thinking skills needed to promote sound and independent judgments
  • To maintain and develop new partnerships with clinical affiliates and the biotechnology industry to provide for continuing education and laboratory training opportunities
  • To foster leadership through personal examples and to provide a source of leadership knowledge and guidance in medical laboratory sciences
  • To work collaboratively with medical researchers in cutting-edge projects leading to innovations in biotechnology and contribute to sustaining the growth of the laboratory science profession
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Current Annual Student Outcomes include

  • 100 % job placement or continued on to complete a graduate or other type of professional program

The goal defining minimum expectations for this program is to prepare competent entry-level Medical Laboratory Scientist in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective behavior learning domains. Further, this program will provide quality instruction and professional education in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences so graduates will be qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists.