Lincoln Memorial University

LMU Recognizes Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Medical Laboratory Professionals WeekHARROGATE, Tennessee, April 26, 2019 – Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is joining organizations around the nation in celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) April 21-27, 2019. MLPW is an annual celebration of the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy.


Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) is a health care career that combines modern laboratory science with medical care. Patients generally encounter medical laboratory scientists when having blood drawn or lab work. Tests performed in clinical laboratories by medical laboratory scientists, formally called medical technologists, assist physicians in both the diagnosis and the treatment of pathological conditions. Medical laboratory scientists perform and interpret a wide variety of tests, ranging from simple blood glucose tests to advanced molecular diagnostic assays.


“LMU launched its Medical Laboratory Science program in 1987,” said Dr. Bill Engle, MLS program director. “Today, in terms of national board exams, LMU is ranked No. 1 in the state of Tennessee for its Medical Laboratory Science program.”

The last 20 consecutive graduating classes have achieved a 100% first-time attempt pass rate on the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Exam (ASCP-BOC), with composite and individual categorical scores far exceeding the national average for university-based MLS programs accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).


“Our students have also experienced a 100% employment rate in the clinical field following graduation,” said Engle.


LMU’s MLS program consists of 42 credit hours of study that can be completed over the course of four semesters. Students gain real-world experience in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, reference facilities and molecular laboratories. The medical laboratory science major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. To request more information about this program Engle at [email protected].


MLPW originated in 1975 in an effort to raise public understanding and appreciation of the impact of the laboratory as it relates to a patient’s diagnosis and care.


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected]


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