Become a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)

You can be an important part of the health care team!

If you are interested in science and research, a career in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) may be perfect for you!

With the use of precision instruments and electronic equipment, a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) provides vital information used in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Responsibilities of a MLS include sample analysis and interpretation, evaluation of results and validation of data obtained in the several clinical laboratory disciplines.

Combining the challenges and rewards of science and medicine, areas of scientific exploration are open to you such as Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Hematology and Clinical Immunohematology.

Applicants must possess a degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field with the required biology and chemistry courses, OR be eligible for a Bachelor of Science degree in MLS from an affiliated university upon completion of the United Regional program.

United Regional’s School of MLS is a 52-week program and must be completed in order to be eligible for certification examinations or employment as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Outcome Measures

Year Graduation Rate Job Placement Board of Certification First Year Pass Rate
2018 100% 100% 100%
2019 100% 100% 100%
2020 100% 100% 100%

The program does not require tuition. A small Stipend of $125.00 per month is offered to help with the economic situation such as the book costs etc.

The program also offers a $5000.00 per year scholarship to eligible students with the contingency that the student will work for United Regional Health Care System Laboratory for one year after the completion of the program. The student is obligated to work if a position is available at the end of the year of training. UR laboratory reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time and is not obligated to provide employment. If the student chooses not to work, they will be required to pay back the scholarship as per the agreement.

The deadline for applications is January 5th. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it will be extended out one more week. On site interviews are scheduled during the last week of January and the first week of February. Interviewee travels at own expense. Phone interviews may be scheduled depending upon the circumstances of the interviewee.


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Please mail completed application packet and required documents to:

United Regional Health Care System
Atten: Asma Javed, Program Director
School of Medical Technology
1600 11th St, Bethania Building
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

The Medical Laboratory Science program and United Regional is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

5600 N. River Road Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119