School of Medical Laboratory Science

Baptist Health offers a one-year hospital-based medical technology internship. Medical laboratory science combines the challenges and rewards of medicine and science. At Baptist Health, medical laboratory scientists work in the blood bank, chemistry, hematology, serology and microbiology. Professional opportunities for medical laboratory scienetists have expanded in recent years and will continue in the future. Graduates of the School of Medical Laboratory Science are eligible to sit for national certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Minimum requirements for the School of Medical Laboratory Science include:

  • GPA 2.5 with two or more medical laboratory science courses (listed below) or GPA 2.8 with zero to one medical laboratory science course 
  • Medical laboratory science courses are preferred, but not required: blood bank, clinical biochemistry, clinical microbiology, parasitology  
  • Enrollment at Auburn University or Troy University in the affiliated medical laboratory science program or bachelor's degree from an accredited university  
  • 16 semester hours of biology and 16 semester of chemistry
  • Microbiology (with lab) and immunology within the past five years with a grade of C or better
  • Human anatomy/physiology, genetics, statistics and two courses of organic and/or biochemistry within the past seven years with a grade of C or better. Effective January 2014, all students applying for the clinical internship will be required to have the following courses: Hematology, two courses of Organic Chemistry (I & II), and one course of Biochemistry (I and/or II). These courses must have been taken within the last seven years with a grade of C or better earned. 
  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States

Application deadline is August 15 for the January class and February 15 for the July class. Application, transcripts and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by these dates.

Affiliated medical laboratory science programs at Auburn University and Troy University

The School of Medical Laboratory Science is affiliated with Auburn University and Troy University. Under this program the student completes three years of coursework at the university and spends the fourth year in the School of Medical Laboratory Science internship. After successful completion of the internship the affiliated university awards the bachelor's degree

To receive information and an application, please contact:
Tracy Camara, MBA, MT (ASCP) SM
Program Director, School of Medical Laboratory Science
2105 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36116
Tel: (334) 286-2899

The school is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119. The NAACLS may also be reached at (773) 714-8880 or