Medical Laboratory Sciences students are required to complete a semester of clinical rotation. The clinical rotation, or preceptorship, represents the transition from student to health care professional and is monitored by a clinical faculty member, a preceptor. A preceptor is a professional practitioner who provides clinical supervision and mentoring to the student at a medical facility.
An integral part of the program is to provide clinical experiences in affiliated laboratories to assist the student in making a successful transition from student to working professional.This experience is designed to provide practical application of the information learned in college courses. It also provides the opportunity to experience the laboratory working world and to observe and assist in the care and treatment of the patient.
Students in our program gain their clinical experience through one of the many clinical sites that are clinical affiliates for the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at Wichita State University. Our clinical affiliates are located across Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.