Wayne State University

Accreditation

The Wayne State University Clinical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) and has strong affiliations with healthcare providers in the metropolitan area. During the past four years, more than 90% of the Wayne State University Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program graduates passed the ASCP Certification Examination on their first attempt and went on to successful careers in the field.

Mission

The Clinical Laboratory Science program provides educational programs to well-prepared students to help them gain the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in the clinical laboratory. The program engages in scholarship and research appropriate to this mission and foster collaborative relationships with health care partners and the community. Part of the Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the program fully supports the mission statements of the department and college.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Clinical Laboratory Science program graduates will:

  • Demonstrate entry-level knowledge necessary to perform the full range of clinical laboratory testing.

  • Apply principles and practices of professional conduct.

  • Apply safety regulations and standards as approprite to clinical laboratory science.

  • Communicate appropriately with members of the health care team.

  • Apply principles and practices of management and supervision as appropriate to clinical laboratory science.

  • Utilize educations methodologies and terminology sufficient to train/educate users and providers of laboratory services.

  • Apply principles and practices of clinical study design, implementation, and dissemination of results.

Program Statistics

  • The three-year average for the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Examination pass rate percentage: 97.7%

  • The three-year average graduation rate percentage: 98.4%

  • The three-year average employment placement rate: 100%

ASCP MLS Certification Examination Pass Rates

  • 2016: 13 took the exam, 13 passed; pass rate: 100%

  • 2015: 16 took the exam, 15 passed; pass rate: 93.75%

  • 2014: 18 took the exam, 17 passed; pass rate: 94.4%

  • 2013: 21 took the exam, 20 passed; pass rate: 95.2%

  • 2012: 23 took the exam, 21 passed; pass rate: 91.3%

  • 2011: 11 took the exam, 10 passed; pass rate: 90.9%

  • 2010: 25 took the exam, 21 passed; pass rate: 84.0%