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The Mass General Brigham MLS Program is a 10-month training program designed to offer students high quality laboratory science education and hands-on training.

For the first 6 months, students will learn the fundamentals of medical laboratory science with lectures and hands-on laboratory experiences in each of the major laboratory disciplines. Following the 6-month didactic experience is a 4-month clinical practicum training period. All practicums are completed at one of the Mass General Brigham-affiliated clinical laboratories.

The classroom-based instruction will take place at Brigham and Women’s, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Monday - Friday (8 hours/day). The 4-month clinical experience will take place at a Mass General Brigham hospital clinical laboratory. During the clinical training, students will rotate through each major laboratory department (8 hours/day).

Upon completion of the program, students will possess entry level laboratory skills and competencies and will be eligible to sit for American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) examination.


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