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Celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Learn about the Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science, an MSU Denver program that prepares students for a variety of important careers.

By Kerra Jones, program marketing and enrollment manager

April 20, 2021

Over-the-shoulder shot of a medical laboratory tech examining a sample in a petri dish.This week is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, is an annual celebration of medical-laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. The Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science, a program of Metropolitan State University of Denver, contributes to this important field by preparing about 30 students per semester for careers in medical-laboratory science.

Medical Laboratory Science, also known as medical technology or clinical-laboratory science, is a nationally recognized allied-health field. Medical-laboratory scientists are key members of a health care team who contribute to the practice of diagnostic medicine and are skilled in a number of techniques, including molecular diagnostic testing, that allow for medical diagnosis, determination of therapeutic drug levels and safe transfusion practices. Modern medicine would not be possible without the daily clinical testing and analysis that occur in medical and clinical laboratories, and many CCMLS alumni have played an important role during the Covid-19 pandemic in particular.

The Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science offers a nationally accredited, one-year curriculum that includes a variety of didactic, student-laboratory and clinical coursework in all areas of laboratory medicine. It’s also one of the largest and among the oldest Schools of Medical Laboratory Sciences in the Rocky Mountain region. 

To learn more about this important program, Roadrunners and prospective students are invited to attend an upcoming information session:

CCMLS Online Information Session sign-up

April 28

10:30 a.m.

CCMLS Online Information Session sign-up

May 20

1:30 p.m.

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