Curriculum, Faculty & Outcomes

School of Medical Laboratory ScienceStudents successfully completing our one-year program receive a certificate from Reading Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science and are eligible and prepared to sit for the certifying examination offered by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).


Our MLS Topics provides students with theoretical and practical laboratory experience and skills, as well as appropriate attitudes needed to perform competently as entry-level, medical laboratory scientists. We have designed a structured educational experience that consists of lectures, reading assignments, examinations, and medical laboratory experience.

While credits are determined by the student's college, provided below is a suggested list. The areas of clinical experiences and suggested credits are:

Lab Description Credits
Chemistry Analysis of human fluids for diagnostic purposes and supportive medical care. 8
Urinalysis Study of the chemical and microscopic elements of urine. 2
Coagulation Study of systems involved in the coagulation of blood, detection of deficiencies in those systems, and control of anticoagulant therapies. 2
Hematology Study of the origin, development, normal, and abnormal morphology, functions, and reaction of blood cells. 4
Immunohematology Study of processing, storage, and administration of human blood and its components (also called Transfusion Services). 4
Microbiology Study of pathogenic bacteria, mycobacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi, their rapid and exact identification, and antibiotic susceptibilities. 8
Serology In-vitro study of antigen-antibody interactions; science of immunity and study of the in-vitro development of an antibody against a specific foreign antigen. 4
Clinical Seminar Orientation to the Medical Laboratory, Phlebotomy, Medical Terminology, lectures and activities in Education, Laboratory Computerization, Management, Laboratory Safety, Continuous Quality Improvement, Total Quality Management (CQI & TQM), medical ethics, professionalism, cultural diversity, and other relevant topics.


Anatomic Pathology Students spend time in Cytology, Histology, and Pathology as an enrichment experience. The brief overview of basic techniques associated with these departments affords the students the ability to see how the clinical and anatomic laboratories equally contribute to the care of the patient. Non-credit

Essential Functions

Essential functions for the Medical Laboratory Scientist are located on the student application [PDF].

Program Leadership and Faculty

Name Role
Ethan Kentzel, BS, MLS (ASCP)cm Acting Program Director, Lecturing Faculty
Courtney Sutkowski, MLS (ASCP) MHA Clinical Coordinator Immunohematology/Blood Bank
Amy Manwiller, BS, MLS (ASCP) Clinical Coordinator Chemistry/Hematology, Lecturing Faculty
Kristen Ulring, MLS (ASCP) Lecturing Faculty
Michelle Reed, BS, MLT (ASCP) Lecturing Faculty
Kimberly Smith, BS, MT (ASCP) Microbiology Clinical Coordinator