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Application Process & Instructions

Class size and location

The MGB MLS program runs two cohorts a year: January and July. Each cohort accepts 10 students.

The training laboratory is located at 221 Longwood Ave, Boston MA.

Program dates

Program start

Application due date

Application link

January 2023

October 1, 2022

Closed

July 2023

April 15, 2023

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Application instructions

Individuals with a baccalaureate degree that meet the eligibility requirements can apply. Application requirements include:

Complete an online application form and upload the following supporting documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae or Resume: A concise summary of all academic, professional, and personal (where relevant) achievements and skills

  2. Personal Statement: A short essay that articulates your educational and professional goals. It should include your background and past experiences that relate to the program and your desire, commitment, and motivation to become a Medical Laboratory Scientist. The personal statement will help the Admissions Committee see evidence of your commitment, motivation, and compatibility with the goals of the program. The personal statement should be typed using legible 12-point font and be no more than 500 words (1 page single-spaced or 2 pages double-spaced). 

  3. Contact information for two professional references: Professional references should be from a former or current employer, supervisor, colleague, professor, or academic advisor. References will be contacted to complete an online evaluation form. Please input professional email addresses in the contact form.

  4. Official college transcripts: Must be emailed (preferred) directly from the academic institution or transcript evaluation agency to the program director or mailed to the program office.

    • Degrees granted by foreign universities must have transcripts evaluated by an ASCP-approved agency prior to applying. U.S. Bachelor's Degree equivalency and course-by-course evaluation report is required. ASCP Evaluation Agencies for Foreign Transcripts

Contact information

MGB MLS Program Director: Jennifer Nicoloro, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)CM

Email: jmnicoloro@partners.org

Mailing address

MGB MLS Program
Attn: Jennifer Nicoloro
221 Longwood Ave, EBRC-421A
Boston, MA 02115

Interview & selection process

An admissions committee composed of MGB MLS program faculty will evaluate all applications after the application deadline has closed.

Each application package is carefully reviewed by the admissions committee. Individuals meeting the minimum eligibility criteria will be considered.

Qualified candidates will be invited to interview with the admissions committee. The interview process consists of a one-hour behavioral-style panel interview. Interviewed candidates will be evaluated and scored using a rubric based on academic qualifications and nonacademic characteristics gathered from the application, interview, and references.

Candidates will be notified of selection two weeks following their interview. Accepted students will receive an official letter notifying them of the admissions committee’s decision.

Accepted students will receive the student handbook and onboarding package, which includes instructions for additional requirements.

In the event that the cohort is at capacity, eligible candidates will be given the option to be admitted to a future cohort.

Non-discrimination policy

Mass General Brigham complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability. Mass General Brigham does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Mass General Brigham employees

Mass General Brigham employee applications are reviewed and selected using the same standards.

There are limitations to the number of internal personnel per MGB entity that can be accepted to each cohort. For this reason, internal candidates should communicate their interest in applying to the program to their direct supervisor early in the application cycle.

In the event that the cohort is at capacity, eligible candidates will be given the option to be admitted to a future cohort.

Program Director

Jennifer Nicoloro, PhD, MLS (ASCP)CM
221 Longwood Ave., EBRC 420-421
Boston, MA 02115