Nathan R. Hines, MLS(ASCP)CM

After graduating from the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Mayo Clinic, I could not have known where my career would take me. It was only after I started working in the laboratory that I began to realize how well-prepared I was for my career choice.

From day one in the program, I was constantly challenged to grow as a laboratorian, research the newest methodologies and make detailed observations. The challenges experienced in the program were simply precursors to the day-to-day operations in the laboratory.

Each day challenges arise that force me to grow as a professional. The program taught me the critical thinking skills to never back down from these challenges, and instead face them head on, utilizing new methodologies and detailed observations that may have been overlooked. In my current role as a Technical Specialist in the laboratory, these challenges continue throughout each day, and the need for implementing techniques obtained in the program is ongoing.

I work with leading experts in the field of laboratory medicine and pathology, and interact daily with future leaders. None of those interactions and professional relationships would exist without my having been a part of the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Mayo Clinic.

Oct. 05, 2016