Medical Laboratory Science

Training for your future

An exciting, ever-evolving and truly rewarding career path

The Medical Laboratory Science Program at Prisma Health offers training in an exciting career path that can be truly rewarding for those with a strong interest and educational background in biology or chemistry. The field is growing, and ever-evolving with new technology changes.

August 2021 start date announced

The Prisma Health Medical Laboratory Science Program will be accepting a new class of applicants to begin in August 2021. The application deadline is April 30, 2021.

Medical laboratory scientists can work in a variety of areas including:

  • Clinical and hospital laboratories
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Research laboratories
  • Public health centers
  • Veterinary offices
  • Crime/forensic laboratories
  • Medical sales
  • Education
  • Industry
  • Health information

Medical laboratory scientists play a critically important role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease by providing vital information from analyses of tissues, blood and body fluids that guide physicians in diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and prevention of disease. Clinical laboratories can include several disciplines such as clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, and molecular biology.

Our mission

The mission of the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Prisma Health is to provide a quality education and clinical training to prepare future medical laboratory scientists with all necessary skills, knowledge and technical capabilities to be successful. These future medical laboratory scientists will go on to ultimately serve the health needs of the Midlands and other nearby communities while also adding to the medical laboratory profession.


Contact us

Delketria Drayton, MLS, ASCP
Program Director
Prisma Health Medical Laboratory Science Program
Prisma Health Richland Hospital Laboratory
14 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-2026
Delketria.Drayton@PrismaHealth.org

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