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Medical Laboratory Science: Student Resources

2017-2018 Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Application for Selected Health Professions Programs

The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and students enrolled in selected health professions programs. 

Programs awarded SDS funds for 2017-2018 are:

All Junior and Senior MLS Students need to complete the scholarship application and return forms to the principal investigator in Burnett Hall, Room 113 or mail to the address below:

Armstrong State University
Attention: SDS Principal Investigator
11935 Abercorn Street, Burnett Hall Room 113, Savannah, GA  31419

Job Vacancies

Medical Healthcare Search Firm

Location: Spectacular Mountainous Pacific NW - Washington/Oregon area

The most picturesque location in the Pacific NW!  Washington/Oregon/Idaho area
SBB(ASCP) is ideal, not a requirement

Patty Wyatt / direct 469.626.5161

(6) Southeast Georgia Health System has an opportunity for a Medical Technologist to join our team at our Brunswick Campus!
MT/Medical Laboratory Technologist
Full-time, Part-time and PRN availability

Recruiter: Kay Fish, SHRM-CP
Southeast Georgia Health System
2415 Parkwood Drive
Brunswick, GA 31520
Office: 912-466-3104        Fax: 912-466-3113

How to Apply:  
1. Complete our application at - (look for the careers tab in the middle of the home page)
2. Email
3. Call Kay Fish at 912-466-3104

(5) NEW OPENING August 1st

At least 4-5 years of experience in Blood Bank
SBB(ASCP) is ideal

Midpoint of salary range:  mid $30’s per hour – higher for more experienced
Sign-On Bonus/Relocation, Benefits, 401K and Retirement Plan with vesting
A non-profit healthcare system – providing highest quality of patient care

Patty Wyatt
Email:       Direct: 469.626.5161       Mobile: 972.342.5818

(4) Grandview Medical Center
Grandview Medical Center new 372-bed tertiary care hospital located in Birmingham Alabama that provides comprehensive healthcare services to patients in Birmingham and surrounding communities.  Our hospital laboratory also serves as a reference laboratory for area physician’s offices and affiliated hospitals.  We have immediate openings on evening shift and night shift for ASCP registered (or registry eligible) Clinical Laboratory Scientists or Medical Technologists.  We are looking for bright, hardworking, quality employees who plan to advance their careers in the field of clinical laboratory science.  We are excited about our current growth and what the future holds!  If this sounds interesting to you, then please contact me to set up an interview or apply on line at     
You may also contact Dale Whitehurst at or 205-971-5420 for more information.

Available Positions:
Eve Shift General Laboratory (M-F 8hr shifts rotating weekends)
Eve Shift General Laboratory (7on/7off 10 hour shifts)
Night Shift Generalist (7on/7off 10 hour shifts)

Kelley P. Mitcham, BS, MT(ASCP), MSHA 
Laboratory Director
LabFirst at Grandview Medical Center
Birmingham, Alabama
Phone: 205-971-4581      Cell: 205-903-6889

(3) Lexington Medical Center

Ann J. Beaman, MSW, BS, MT(ASCP)SH
Program Director
School of Medical Laboratory Science
Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Blvd.
West Columbia, SC  29169
(803) 936-8126

(2) Carolinas Healthcare Core Laboratory 
Core Lab for Carolinas Healthcare 
A little history of our lab: Our Core Lab opened two years ago, was designed completely by the teammates, is a 24/7 365 reference lab, and contains Specimen Management (Accessioning), High and Low Volume Chemistry and Hematology, Microbiology, Molecular, Cytogenetics, and Immunology.  We are located out by the airport in beautiful Charlotte, NC.  We very much believe in our teammates contributing to how the lab works through process improvement and problem solving since they are the subject matter experts!

Molecular Diagnostics
2nd Shift MT:
2nd Shift MT Part Time:
3rd Shift MT:

2nd Shift MT:
2nd Shift MT PRN:
2nd Shift CLA PRN:
2nd Shift MLT PRN:

Chemistry & Hematology:
3rd Shift MLT Part Time:

Tissue Typing Specialist:
2nd Shift:

3rd Shift Micro/Molecular Team Leader:

Michael Riley
Director, Core Lab
O: 704-512-4958
C: 618-302-7487

(1) The job is posted on Oconee Regional Medical Center website.

Barbara McComb
Laboratory Systems Coordinator
Oconee Regional Medical Center
Milledgeville, GA  31061
Fax 478/454-3674

Terms of the Medical Laboratory

Chemistry is filled with fascinating, state-of-the art technology which helps laboratory professionals to quickly analyze the chemical composition of blood and body fluids. Some of the tests performed in the chemistry section include glucose testing (aids in the diagnosis of diabetes), cholesterol and drug testing.

Cytology is the study of human cells. This is where cell samples are examined to detect early signs of cancer and other diseases. One of the principle functions is the detection of cancer of the cervix (the familiar "PAP" smear).

Hematology counts, describes and identifies cells in blood and other body fluids. The slightest change in shape or size or number of cells will tell these skilled laboratory professionals if you are anemic or have leukemia.

Histology evaluates cells in tissues and organs. The histotechnologist also helps the pathologist with such complex tasks as fine needle biopsies (a special procedure that collects tissue from lesions) and autopsies (to determine the cause of death).

Immunology is the study of the body's response to viruses or allergy-causing agents. This area is responsible for many tests of the efficiency of the human immune system.

Microbiology tracks down and identifies disease-causing bacteria, parasites or viruses. These laboratory professionals will use growth characteristics in artificial media, chemical testing and slide identification to determine which medications will work against the infections.

Phlebotomy is the collection and processing of blood and other specimens. After processing, the samples are distributed to different areas of the laboratory for analysis.

Transfusion Medicine supplies all the blood products that are necessary for the treatment of many types of blood disorders, including anemias and blood clotting disorders. Each blood unit is individually typed for blood group, screened for antibodies and tested for contagious diseases.

Virology is where tests for viral and Chlamydial disease are performed. Tests are designed to detect the virus (antigen detection) or the body's defense to a virus (antibody detection). Some of the the frequent tests are for Herpes Simplex Virus, hepatitis B antibody test, Measles (Rubeola) immunity status and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) antibody screening (the "AIDS" test).