MLT Fast-Track Program
A certified MLT student who documents completion of a NAACLS accredited program and holds an Associate degree will be eligible for the MLT Fast Track program provided that a grade of B or above is earned in every course (both lecture and laboratory) during Phase I.
On the Fast Track program, the student will be allowed to Fast Track the clinical rotations. This will mean the student must successfully complete for a rotation:
- The rotation checklists
- The rotation department tests given by the hospital
- The management projects given by the University
- The review tests given by the University
If a student is judged not to be ready for a Fast Track within the first week of the rotation, the student will be withdrawn from the Fast Track and must complete the entire rotation.
If a student is assigned Fast Track for the July hospital class, he/she will be required to register for MLS 452 (4 hours) during the summer and MLS 451 (1 hour), MLS 456 (3 hours), MLS 457 (1 hour), MLS 458 (3 hours) and MLS 459 (4 hours) during the Fall. All clinical rotations start in July. The student may begin the Fast Track in June by taking some of the review tests administered by the University and completing some of the management projects. All of Junes work will be done at the University.
If a student is assigned Fast Track for the January hospital Class he/she will be required to register for MLS 451 (1 hour), MLS 452 (4 hours), MLS 456 (3 hours), MLS 457 (1 hour), MLS 458 (3 hours), and MLS 459 (4 hours). If the student does not successfully complete the Fast Track in the spring the student will be required to register for MLS 492 (1 hour) for the summer. The student will begin the clinical rotations in January. The student may begin Fast Track during the Christmas break by taking some of the review test administered by the University and completing some of the management projects.
In addition to the face-to-face Fast Track program we have an online MLT-MLS program for certified MLTs who have been working for at least two years and are currently employed. The program is completely online and one would complete clinicals at their current place of employment. For more details please see the following brochure: mlt_to_mls_online_program_brochure_2014.pdf
NOTE: While there is no licensure for medical laboratory scientists in Mississippi, many states, including Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, New York, California, and Tennessee, have licensure. Contact any state in which you intend to be employed to learn the specific licensure requirements for that state.