Kyrsten Ford ’20 started LVC with a plan to use her biology degree to enter medical school, but through research experiences and faculty mentoring, she found her calling in medical laboratory science.
About The Program
In this combined program, students spend their first three years on campus, while their senior year is spent off-campus at an accredited hospital school of medical technology. It is the student’s responsibility to apply and become accepted into a hospital program. LVC has affiliations with three National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science clinical sites: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Laboratory Science Program (Hershey, Pa.), Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (Lancaster, Pa.), and WellSpan York Hospital.
Students benefit from the state-of-the-art Neidig-Garber Science Center, which has dedicated undergraduate research facilities. Courses are oriented toward lab and field experiences, and the use of modern instrumentation. LVC medical laboratory science graduates are well prepared to work in a clinical medical laboratory performing analysis, diagnostic, and treatment functions.