Pre-Professional Program Curriculum MS in Medical Laboratory Science
The MS in Medical Laboratory Science program is a two-year, full-time program requiring
70 credit hours for completion. Classes are taught in a hybrid environment and include
recorded, asynchronous lectures as well as timed assessments and written assignments.
Students will participate in monthly, one-day intensive laboratory sessions at PCOM Georgia. Students will work with state-of-the-art equipment, performing labs that will prepare
them for clinical based internships for the second-year of the degree.
During the second year of the program, students will be placed in hospital laboratories
or reference laboratories for three semesters of clinical rotations in each of the
major five disciplines of medical laboratory science. Students will complete the unpaid
internships alongside seasoned technologists, performing side by side work to gain
technique, experience, and training for their future career goals. In the final semester,
an intensive review course is required, and is designed to prepare students for the
national certification exam.
Clinical rotation sites are located throughout Georgia, with a substantial concentration
around PCOM Georgia (Suwanee, Georgia) and PCOM South Georgia (Moultrie, Georgia).
Despite concentrations in these locations, space in these rotation sites is still
limited and it may become necessary for students to accept the financial impact of
traveling and living out of town for a portion of their clinical assignments.
The program will make every effort to place all students on clinical rotations, making
every attempt to select sites for students that are near them. However, occasionally
a scheduled clinical experience at an external site may be unavailable due to circumstances
beyond the control of PCOM, and failure to complete all required clinical rotations
may delay a student’s graduation. Since the clinical rotation is required, the program
may place a student in a site at some distance from the student.
The information listed below is from the current course catalog. Terms, sequences, courses and credit hours are subject to change at any time without