Dustin J. Strasburg, MLS(ASCP)CM

Going into my last year of college, like many other students, I had no idea what I was going to do after graduation. But I attended a seminar about Mayo's Medical Laboratory Science Program and thought it sounded like a very exciting prospect. Having little idea what medical laboratory scientists actually did, I didn't really know what I was getting myself into.

From the very first week, the small class size and personable faculty helped me to get right on track. I quickly became knowledgeable about previously obscure topics, such as clinical microbiology, chemistry, hematology and blood banking. The experience and knowledge I gained from the fast-paced didactics and various clinical rotations were vital and contributed not only to getting me placed in a lab that I love but also aided in my being promoted shortly after.

Working as a medical laboratory scientist is very rewarding, and I'm lucky I stopped by that seminar room during my lunch break.

Oct. 05, 2016