LMU CELEBRATES NATIONAL MEDICAL LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS WEEK
April 23, 2012 - Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week April 22-April 28.
NMLPW provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel. Formerly referred to as medical technology, the profession has now adopted the name “medical laboratory science” to more accurately reflect its professional role in the health care system.
A study reported in the April 2011 issue of "LabMedicine" found high vacancy rates in health care facilities across the nation in the areas of clinical laboratory science. In particular, vacancies were high for qualified laboratory supervisors.
LMU’s Medical Laboratory Science Program Class of 2011 graduates achieved a 100% pass rate on the 2011 board certification exams. This marked the sixth straight year that LMU medical technology graduates enjoyed a perfect pass rate. Out of 92 total universities with graduates taking the exam, LMU graduates tied for second place in terms of the highest class average composite score. The Class of 2011 composite class average of 648 bested the national average of 508 by 140 points. LMU is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) to award the Bachelor of Science in medical laboratory science. LMU’s Medical Laboratory Science Program is one of just five NAACLS-accredited programs in the state of Tennessee and has a long history of producing high-quality, high-achieving graduates. LMU offers the Medical Laboratory Science Program at its main campus in Harrogate, Tenn., as well as its Kingsport, Tenn., extended learning site at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The program currently has 31 clinical affiliates in Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.
During NMLPW, the University will host guests from clinical partner affiliate Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) on campus. The guests will visit with medical laboratory science students during their trip, including the four students awarded scholarships by MSHA.
“Lincoln Memorial University strives for excellence in all of its academic programs and the Medical Laboratory Science Program is no exception,” said Dr. Bill Engle, director of the LMU Medical Laboratory Science Program. “Given the national shortage of medical laboratory scientists, this program is expanding to meet the needs of health care facilities all across the country. We are particularly excited about our expansion into the Kingsport, Tenn., area and the wonderful scholarship opportunity offered by Mountain States Health Alliance.”
For more information about LMU’s Medical Laboratory Science Program contact Engle at 423-869-6471 or email@example.com.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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