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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Laboratory Science Training Program

Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) is a profession that combines the challenges and rewards of medicine and science with service to humanity. The CLS Training Program at UC Davis Health System provides trainees with 12-month clinical laboratory science training. After receiving the graduation certificate and successfully passing the ASCP Board of Certification Exam, Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS (ASCP), the CLS trainee will receive a California license and be eligible to work in a California clinical laboratory. In addition, the education of CLS training prepares the student for work in research and industrial laboratories, public health agencies, doctors' offices, pharmaceutical companies, other health care institutions, and some marketing and consulting agencies. Clinical laboratory scientists provide an important service to the health care team in the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

 

Mission Statement

The School of Clinical Laboratory Science is dedicated to provide trainees with the knowledge, abilities, and skills needed to excel as competent clincal laboratory scientists through our teaching and by our own example as practicing professionals.

 

The goals of the UC Davis CLS Training Program are to:

  • Provide trainees with the best quality education in all aspects of clinical laboratory science
  • Promote patient safety and quality standards 
  • Promote expanded roles and contributions of clinical laboratory professionals to the healthcare team
  • Provide leadership in educating other health personnel and community populations
  • Promote professionalism, honesty, integrity, and compassion