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Program Curriculum

Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 1223)

Students in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program will complete the training in clinical laboratory locations during the day and the didactic coursework at New York Medical College in the evening. After one year of coursework and clinical training has been successfully completed, students may be eligible to apply for a New York State provisional permit. Upon receipt, this permit will allow employment, within New York, as a clinical laboratory scientist while studies toward a Master of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences continue. 

Year 1
Fall Semester
(July - December)

Required Courses
  Introduction to CLS (PATM 4010) 2 credits
  Clinical Chemistry (PATM 4020) 2.5 credits
  Clinical Hematology (PATM 4030) 3 credits
  Clinical Immunology/Serology/HLA (PATM 4040) 2 credits
  Clinical Urinalysis and Body Fluids (PATM 4050) 1 credit
  Clinical Practicum I OR II (PATM 7410, 7420)  11 credits
Spring Semester
(January - June)

Required Courses
  CLS Management (PATM 4100) .5 credits
  Clinical Immunohematology (PATM 4060) 1.5 credits
  Clinical Microbiology I & II (PATM 4070, 4080) 4 credits
  Clinical Molecular Diagnostics (PATM 4090) 1 credit
  Clinical Practicum I OR II (PATM 7410, 7420)  11 credits
  Research Design/Journal Club (PATM 4110) 2 credits
Year 2
Fall / Spring

Required Courses
  Master's Literature Review (PATM 9750) OR
     Master's Clinical Capstone Report (PATM 9770)
0 credits
0 credits
  TOTAL 41.5 credits

Clinical Practicum dates are subject to modification based on Clinical Laboratory internship availability.

The Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is fortunate to have several outstanding clinical partners in the region providing important training opportunities for students throughout their Clinical Practicum assignments.

Clinical Facilities

  • BioReference Laboratories
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Greater Hudson Valley Health - Garnet Health Medical Center
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  • New York Presbyterian - Lawrence Hospital
  • Nuvance Health - Danbury Hospital
  • Nuvance Health - Putnam Hospital
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • White Plains Hospital
  • Care Mount Medical Laboratory, Brewster N.Y.
  • James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.  

Service Work Policy
New York Medical College believes in active learning, not only training the health care professionals of tomorrow in their specialties, but also training them in the communities where they will someday practice. Considering the accelerated nature of the M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program, requiring service work in addition to didactic lecture and full-time clinical training would be excessive. Therefore, there is no policy requiring students to complete Service Work as a contingency for the granting of the M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

While matriculated in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program, the student is not and will not be considered automatically an employee of New York Medical College, its clinical affiliates, any of its subsidiaries or affiliates by virtue of Student’s participation in the clinical learning activities. Also, the students shall not be entitled to any compensation, remuneration or benefits as a result of Student’s participation in the clinical activities.

Students may arrange with a clinical affiliate to perform work with or without compensation outside of hours of academic instruction and clinical assignment.

Degree Requirements
Students complete 41.5 academic credits within a single academic year (July through mid-June). An overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or better is required before a degree can be awarded. Final degree conferral is dependent on the submission of an approved Master's Literature Review or Master's Clinical Capstone Report.

The granting of the M. S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences is not contingent upon passing an external certification or licensure exam.

It is, in practical terms, not possible to complete all degree requirements (courses, literature review or capstone report) within one calendar year. 

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