Health Sciences - Medical Laboratory Science Program
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Medical Laboratory Science Program at Salisbury University

Welcome to the home page of the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Salisbury University! Medical lab scientists have been called the “unsung heroes” of health care because few patients or members of the public ever get to see what happens in a diagnostic clinical laboratory. However, excellent jobs and exciting careers await students who decide to major in medical laboratory science.

Medical Laboratory Science is a branch of medicine dealing with laboratory analyses used in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease as well as in the maintenance of health. Medical Laboratory Scientists, also called clinical laboratory scientists or medical technologists, are nationally recognized as individuals possessing a baccalaureate degree who have received education and clinical training (via internships) in chemical and biological testing related to health and human disease. Designed to follow prerequisite courses in basic science areas such as biology and chemistry, professional courses in Medical Laboratory Science programs are upper level baccalaureate courses and clinical training experiences. Following completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take national certification examinations which are necessary for employment in the most clinical laboratory settings.

At the link below, an excellent video describes some of the important roles played by medical laboratory professionals in health care and it may help you decide if this is the career for you.

"I've always bragged about Salisbury University's Medical Laboratory Science Program, but I didn't truly appreciate the education that I received until I entered the field. They went beyond teaching the curriculum; they trained me to succeed. I graduated with a level of confidence that is invaluable, and I am forever grateful." - Derrick Reed

Derrick Reed

Derrick Reed MLS (ASCP)
Lead Medical Technologist Evening/Overnight
Saint Agnes Hospital-Baltimore, MD

Mary Katherine Haddaway, recipient of the following awards:
ASCP-Siemens Scholarship,
American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science
Alpha Mu Tau Scholarship and
Dr. Theodore Wiberg Health Careers Materials Award

The faculty of the MLS program will be delighted to answer your questions about the program at Salisbury University.

  • Diane Davis, Ph.D. MLS (ASCP)CM , SC CM, SLS CM
    Salisbury University Medical Laboratory Science Program Director
    Professor and Clinical Coordinator Salisbury University
    Health Professions Advising Program Director
    DH 312
    (410) 548-4787
    FAX: 1- 410-548-9185


  • Christina Gargan Camillo, M.S, MLS (ASCP)CM
    Instructor, Medical Laboratory Science Program
    DH 309
    (410) 543-6331


  • Catherine Otto, Ph.D. MLS (ASCP)CM , SHCM, DLM CM
    Associate Professor, Medical Laboratory Science Program
    DH 302
    (410) 543-6364