UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health Announces Clinical Laboratory Sciences Academic Program
CONTACT: David A. Gross, (606) 439-3557 ext. 83525
The Clinical Laboratory
Sciences program, which is scheduled to begin in July
2009, is intended for students who have demonstrated an
undergraduate interest and aptitude in areas such as
biology and chemistry. Graduates of the 10-month
program, which requires substantial college
prerequisites, earn a bachelor’s degree from
Registration will begin in December, with up to 10 students being accepted into the program during the first academic year.
“I am thrilled that we can
offer a bachelor’s degree that will allow
Among other things, clinical laboratory scientists ensure the accuracy and validity of laboratory information, direct and supervise laboratory resources and operations, and collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
“Our faculty in the
Department of Clinical Sciences continues to support the
center’s efforts in helping to meet the health manpower
training needs of the region,” said Karen O. Skaff,
The admissions process for
prospective students begins with an application to
coursework, students must complete clinical practicums
during the fall 2009 and spring 2010 semesters.
Academic offerings currently available at the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health include a bachelor’s degree in clinical leadership and management, a master’s degree in social work, a doctoral degree in physical therapy, and residency programs in family medicine and dentistry. The center also houses Kentucky Homeplace, the Kentucky Office of Rural Health and the UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center.Additional information about the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program at the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health, including prerequisites and other admission criteria, can be found at http://www.mc.uky.edu/CLS or by calling Pam Bates at 1-800-851-7512, ext. 83508, or Marilyn Underwood at (859) 323-1100, ext. 80546