Exploring Career Pathways in the Medical Laboratory Science Industry

Looking for a meaningful career in Medical Laboratory Science that is also in high-demand?

Bunker Hill Community College, Mass General Brigham and Project Hope Boston have partnered to offer FOUR programs that are currently FREE to Boston residents. Funding is provided by the City of Boston’s Worker Empowerment- Life Sciences Workforce Development Initiative grant. Programming begins this spring and fall of 2024 to launch you into the field of Medical Laboratory Science!

Phlebotomy Certificate (Bunker Hill Community College) 

This program prepares you to collect blood and other specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. The course covers processes and procedures; safety protocols, quality assurance and precautions; venipuncture skills; terminology; and related anatomy and physiology. This hybrid course allows students to take the “classroom” portion remotely via pre-recorded and live webinar sessions. The online portion of the course is approximately 90 hours and most students will complete their certification in 8-16 weeks. Students will take their labs and be assigned to a clinical setting at a later date and upon completion of the training. Labs are held onsite at the Charlestown campus. Questions contact: Elva E. Singal, elva.singal@bhcc.edu

Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate (Bunker Hill Community College)

A Medical Lab Assistant (MLA) is someone who works in a laboratory setting and assists in the processing of patient samples and the preparation of tests that need to be done. They play a key role in aiding the medical technologist and allowing for everything to run as efficiently as possible. They perform phlebotomy, specimen processing, testing preparation for the Medical Technologist to  perform the actual testing, maintenance and calibration of instrumentation, and work with the Laboratory Information System (LIS). This hybrid program is one year long, equivalent to three semesters, and based on the Charlestown Campus. This program runs one time per year starting each fall semester. Questions contact: Perla Gilman pgilman@bhcc.edu 

Medical Laboratory Technician Associate in Science (Bunker Hill Community College)

This program prepares students through lectures, laboratory activities and hospital-based clinical experience to become Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technicians. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge essential for working in a medical laboratory and performing tests that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health. This hybrid program is two years long, equivalent to four semesters, and based on the Charlestown Campus. This program runs one time per year starting each fall semester. Questions contact: Perla Gilman pgilman@bhcc.edu

Medical Laboratory Science (Mass General Brigham)

The Mass General Brigham Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Training Program is designed to prepare students for a career in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of laboratory medicine. The Mass General Brigham MLS program trains future laboratory scientists through a rigorous and integrated curriculum, including hands-on didactic instruction, onsite clinical experiences, and online learning. As a student in the program, you will train under highly experienced laboratory professionals employed by Mass General Brigham Clinical Laboratories. This full-time Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is scheduled from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and lasts 10 months. The program takes place onsite at Mass General Brigham, with start dates in January and July. Questions contact: Jennifer Nicoloro, jmnicoloro@mgb.org or Nicolas Troisi, ntroisi@mgb.org


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