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A new paid Clinical Lab Scientist Training Program!

The Clinical Laboratories at UCSF Medical Center offer paid one-year post baccalaureate Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program. Trainees will be introduced to the newest methodologies and state of the art analytical equipment, which is utilized to provide accurate test results used in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

The primary mission of the training program is to prepare competent clinical laboratory scientist trainees with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to assume the roles of current and future demands of ever changing laboratory environment of continuous technological advancements.

The extensive scientific knowledge and laboratory skill developed through the training program will provides the student with a distinct advantage of engaging in performing high complexity laboratory testing in the areas of clinical chemistry, hematology, blood banking, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics, immunology/serology, urinalysis and body fluids.

Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientists perform a wide variety of clinical laboratory tests, using advanced and progressive technology, evaluate the quality of test results, interpret the significance of laboratory tests, and validate new diagnostic methodologies. Over 70% of disease diagnoses are dependent on accurate clinical laboratory results.

Due to continued growth and demand for qualified clinical laboratory scientists, we expect our graduates to have employment at our labs by the time they obtain their California licensure.

If you are interested to join UCSF Medical Center clinical laboratory science training program, you must complete the required course work and possess the California trainee license at least 45 days prior to starting date of the training program.

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and an overall and science GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0-point scale. Also must attain a minimum of 3.0 in each of the required courses, which must be completed within 3 years of application. Refer to the policy section on the right side of this screen page for detailed information about the training program.

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