Inaugural Clinical Laboratory Sciences Class Arrives at NYMC
A new chapter began at New York Medical College (NYMC)'s Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences.
A new chapter began at New York Medical College (NYMC) with the official start of the Master of Science Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) program in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. The inaugural class of seven students arrived on July 8 for their orientation before officially beginning class.
Only offered in two other colleges in New York State, the CLS program provides a unique medical opportunity, qualifying students for a professional career in medical and pharmaceutical laboratories, performing diagnostic laboratory tests to help monitor treatments and uncover new disease states. Ultimately, these medical professionals will work alongside physicians, using computer technology to improve patient care and treatment outcomes.
During the first year, CLS students will complete a year of coursework and clinical training at Westchester Medical Center Health Network hospitals, followed by the New York State licensure exam, qualifying passing students as clinical laboratory scientists. During the second half of the two-year program, students will complete a literature review or clinical research project as the final step for the Master of Science degree.
“After four years of planning, the program has started with seven highly enthusiastic and qualified students. We are very thankful for the help we have received from the staff of the Westchester Medical Center laboratory and we look forward to continue to working with them,” said Carol A. Carbonaro, Ph.D. ’89, SM, MLSCM (ASCP), CLS program director.
Photo, standing from left: John T. Fallon III, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pathology; Haiou Yang, Carol A. Carbonaro, Ph.D. ’89, SM, MLSCM (ASCP), CLS program director; Caitlin Pietrobono, Laicey Rochester, and Debbie Isabella, CLS program coordinator. Seated from left: Lisbbeth Aybar, Elizabeth Hidalgo, Kristen Grumblatt and Christina DaSilva Cavoilo.