Students enrolled in a medical laboratory science program at an affiliated education institution may complete the six-month Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Rotation in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, during the final year of their education.
Affiliated institutions' medical laboratory science programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
To participate in the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Rotation, you must be in the final year at one of these affiliated institutions:
A highly skilled team of pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists perform laboratory work in Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Jacksonville, Florida.
The large repertoire of test services, the large volume of specimens we receive for testing, and the diverse and highly educated faculty make Mayo Clinic an ideal educational setting for students in medical laboratory science training programs.
Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research that support the highest quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted in the Mayo Clinic Hospital and the interconnected Davis and Cannaday buildings, as well as the Vincent A. Stabile Building.
Graduation and certification
Upon successful completion of the Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Rotation, you will receive a bachelor's degree from your home university. Graduates are eligible to take the national medical laboratory technician examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification.
For the majority of the clinical rotation, your learning schedule includes eight-hour days, five days a week. Hours vary from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Each year, the number of students admitted to the Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Rotation varies.