The Clinical Laboratory Science Program seeks to prepare entry level clinical/medical laboratory scientists (CLS/MLS) who are competent, demonstrate professionalism reflective of the standards of practice and code of ethics which underlie the profession, and continue to learn throughout their professional career.
The UTEP CLS Program strives to:
- Prepare entry level clinical laboratory scientists who will competently and ethically perform diagnostic laboratory testing with the purpose of contributing to the improvement of the population’s health and wellness.
- Provide students with the necessary knowledge and experience to qualify for national MLS certification examinations
- Provide opportunities for professional development to enhance students’ motivation to continue the pursuit of lifelong learning by regularly participating in CLS and UTEP EDGE experiences.
- Prepare students to become global leaders in the medical laboratory profession within technical, educational and administrative roles.
Novel and translational research that addresses pertinent questions in the clinical and basic sciences is critical to align the UTEP CLS program with the scholarly mission of the College of Health Sciences, UTEP and the UT System. The CLS program faculty will engage in scholarly pursuits that seek to develop new knowledge and strategies with the potential to decrease health disparities, improve health equity, and that align with the objectives of the Healthy People 2030 initiative.
Service plays an integral role in the mission of the CLS Program. The program Faculty and students will actively engage in service to the college, university, professional organizations and public and private agencies needing diagnostic services especially in the medically underserved communities.