CLS students visit Beckman-Coulter instrumentation trailer
Students in the Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Clinical Laboratory Science program participated in a field trip to the Beckman-Coulter instrumentation trailer on June 14, 2022.
"This experience enabled our CLS students to get a glimpse into chemistry, immunoassay, hematology and urinalysis automation that is available in hospitals today," said Assistant Clinical Professor MaryAnne Stewart, who organized the demonstration.
Territory Sales Executive Mark Brown and Michelle Woodrow of the Beckman-Coulter team demonstrated the functionality of the instrumentation, then the students got a chance to explore, as well as review lab results and images on each of the analyzers.
"Currently, the CLS students have performed these tests using manual methods. Seeing how these processes have been automated only enhances the patient care experience," Stewart said. "Mark and Michelle were excited to welcome these future clinical laboratory scientists on board and introduce them to some of the instruments they may encounter when they start working in the lab."
You can find more photos on the Wayne State CLS Instagram channel.
Clinical laboratory scientists work behind the scenes to provide critical information to doctors through medical tests. In fact, lab results inform more than 70% of diagnoses, allowing doctors to tailor treatment plans and therapies to each patient. Clinical laboratory scientists may also pursue careers in medical information systems technology, research and design new testing methods, or go on to medical school.
The bachelor of science in Clinical Laboratory Science is offered through Wayne State’s Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with an application deadline of May 1. WSU Applebaum information meetings for prospective students take place online at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.
The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is built on more than 100 years of tradition and innovation in the heart of Detroit. We have grown deep roots in our city, harnessing its powerhouse hospital systems and community service organizations as vibrant, real-world training grounds for students, with an ongoing focus on social justice in health care. And our research at all levels – from undergraduates to veteran faculty members – translates into creative solutions for healthier communities.
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering approximately 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 25,000 students.