New Molecular Diagnostics Training Program at Ferris State for Clinical Pathology Lab Professionals

Medical technologists and clinical laboratory scientists will study the hottest new genetic technologies

There’s a new bachelor’s degree program in molecular diagnostics that will help expand the number of medical technologists (MT) and clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) available to work in the nation’s clinical pathology laboratories. The announcement was made last month by Ferris State University (FSU) in Big Rapids, Michigan.

“Continued growth in personalized medicine has created demand for practitioners with this skill set,” said Ellen Haneline, Dean of Ferris State’s College of Allied Health Sciences.  “Combined with expansion on our local medical community, these factors were the impetus for establishing this cutting-edge degree program centered upon molecular diagnostics. This new degree will enable Ferris to become a recognized leader in providing clinical laboratory education and will particularly fill a need for this type of training in West Michigan.”