Graduate Career-Entry Competencies

Upon satisfactory completion of the Clinical Program, the intern meets or exceeds the following career-entry competencies:

  • Proficient in performing a wide range of clinical laboratory tests in areas such as: 
    • Hematology
    • Clinical chemistry
    • Immunohematology
    • Microbiology
    • Serology/immunology
    • Coagulation
    • Molecular diagnostics
    • Other emerging diagnostics
  • Perform a role in the development and evaluation of test systems and interpretive algorithms
  • Prepared to:
    • Problem-solve and troubleshoot pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical components of laboratory services.
    • Develop, evaluate, correlate and assure accuracy and validity of laboratory information
    • Direct and supervise clinical laboratory resource and operations
    • Collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients
  • Prepared to take on diverse responsibilities in areas:
    • Analysis and clinical decision-making (e.g., critical pathways)
    • Information management
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Quality assurance/performance improvement wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed or performed
  • Possess requisite knowledge, skills and relevant experiences in:
    • Communications to enable consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service and patient education
    • Financial, operations, marketing, and human resource management of the clinical laboratory to enable cost-effective, high-quality, value-added laboratory services
    • Information management to enable effective, timely, accurate, and cost-effective reporting of laboratory-generated information
    • Research design/practice sufficient to evaluate published studies as an informed consumer
    • Education to enable teaching laboratory professionals, other health care professionals, and others in laboratory practice, as well as the public
  • Practice independently and collaboratively, being responsible for own actions, as defined by the profession. Interns exhibit: 
    • High ethical standards, moral attitudes and principles necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of patients, professional associates and the community
    • A sense of responsibility and commitment to patients, peers and other professionals
    • A sense of self-confidence and pride in the profession
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • A capacity for calm and reasoned judgment
    • Responsibility for own work and decisions
    • A high regard for the dignity of individual life
    • A respect for confidentiality
    • A spirit of professionalism
  • Provide service and research in clinical laboratory science and related areas in a rapidly changing and dynamic healthcare delivery systems