Curriculum, Faculty & Outcomes

School of Medical Laboratory ScienceStudents successfully completing our one-year program receive a certificate from Reading Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science and are eligible and prepared to sit for the certifying examination offered by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Curriculum

Our MLS Topics provides students with theoretical and practical laboratory experience and skills, as well as appropriate attitudes needed to perform competently as entry-level, medical laboratory scientists. We have designed a structured educational experience that consists of lectures, reading assignments, examinations, and medical laboratory experience.

While credits are determined by the student's college, provided below is a suggested list. The areas of clinical experiences and suggested credits are:

LabDescriptionCredits
Chemistry Analysis of human fluids for diagnostic purposes and supportive medical care. 8
Urinalysis Study of the chemical and microscopic elements of urine. 2
Coagulation Study of systems involved in the coagulation of blood, detection of deficiencies in those systems, and control of anticoagulant therapies. 2
Hematology Study of the origin, development, normal, and abnormal morphology, functions, and reaction of blood cells. 4
Immunohematology Study of processing, storage, and administration of human blood and its components (also called Transfusion Services). 4
Microbiology Study of pathogenic bacteria, mycobacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi, their rapid and exact identification, and antibiotic susceptibilities. 8
Serology In-vitro study of antigen-antibody interactions; science of immunity and study of the in-vitro development of antibody against specific foreign antigen. 4
Clinical Seminar Orientation to the Medical Laboratory, Phlebotomy, Medical Terminology, lectures and activities in Education, Laboratory Computerization, Management, Laboratory Safety, Continuous Quality Improvement, Total Quality Management (CQI & TQM), medical ethics, professionalism, cultural diversity and other relevant topics. 3
Anatomic Pathology Students spend time in Cytology, Histology and Pathology as an enrichment experience. The brief overview of basic techniques associated with these departments affords the students the ability to see how the clinical and anatomic laboratories equally contribute to the care of the patient. Non-credit

Essential Functions

Essential functions for the Medical Laboratory Scientist are located on the student application [PDF].

Program Outcomes

Graduates of our program are highly marketable and have experienced 100 percent relevant job placement within six months of graduation.

Most graduates have gained employment in hospital laboratories, others by private, pharmaceutical, and reference laboratories.

Academic Year Enrolled Graduated Rate Took BOC Passed Pass Rate Job within 6 mos. Rate
2011-2012 3 3 100% 3 3 100% 3 100%
2012-2013 4 4 100% 4 4 100% 4 100%
2013-2014 2 2 100% 2 2 100% 2 100%
2014-2015 6 6 100% 6 4 67% 6 100%
2015-2016 6 6 100% 5 5 100% 6 100%
2016-2017 6 6 100% 6 6 100% 6 100%

Program Leadership and Faculty

Members of the faculty are pathologists, department supervisors, and clinical laboratory scientists from Reading Hospital’s Medical Laboratory.

NameRoleProgam/Specialty
Tiffany Smith, MS, MT(ASCP) Program Director
William Natale, MD Medical Director
Melissa Gallmoyer, MLS(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty;
Immunotherapy Clinical Coordinator
Immunohematology
Nicole Hart, BS, MLS(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty Hematology
Karen Howk, BS, MT(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty Coagulation
Amy Manwiller, BS, MLS(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty; Chemistry Clinical Coordinator Chemistry
Sharon McLean, BS, MT(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty Urinalysis
Heather Meier, BS, MLS(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty Microbiology
Tracey Moyer, BS, MT(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty Mycology
Michelle Reed, BS, MLT(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty Chemistry
Sandra Scarcela, BS, MT(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty; Hematology/Urinalysis Clinical Coorinator Hematology
Stefani Shuman, MBA, SM, MT(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty Parasitology
Kimberly Smith, BS, MT(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty; Microbiology Clinical Coordinator Microbiology
Tiffany Smith, MS, MT(ASCP) Lecturing Faculty Immunology, Phlebotomy, MLS Topics