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Medical Laboratory Sciences Program Clinicals

Whether you enroll in the undergraduate major or in the post-baccalaureate certificate program, you will complete a semester-long clinical rotation at a licensed clinical laboratory in Connecticut working under the supervision of a licensed technologist. Placement at clinical rotation sites is competitive, so you may not be placed at your first choice. However, all students are guaranteed placement at a site as long as they meet all academic standards, background and drug screening requirements, and health/immunization compliance requirements.

Current Clinical Affiliation Sites

  • Bridgeport Hospital (Bridgeport, CT)
  • Bristol Hospital (Bristol, CT)
  • Hartford Healthcare Laboratories
    • Backus Hospital Campus (Norwich, CT)
    • Hartford Hospital Campus (Hartford, CT)
    • Hospital of Central Connecticut Campus (New Britain, CT)
    • MidState Medical Center Campus (Meriden, CT)
    • Newington Campus (Newington, CT)
  • St. Francis Medical Center/Trinity Health (Hartford, CT)
  • UConn Health (Farmington, CT)
  • West Haven VA Medical Center (West Haven, CT)
  • Yale New Haven Hospital (New Haven, CT)

Important Clinical Compliance Information

You are required to complete a clinical rotation in order to successfully complete the Medical Laboratory Sciences program. Depending on your clinical placement, you may be required to pass a background screening, pass a multi-panel drug screening, and demonstrate proof of immunity to multiple diseases. If you are not able to meet these requirements, you will most likely not be able to complete the program's clinical experience requirements. The financial costs of meeting these requirements are generally your responsibility. If you have any questions regarding background checks or drug screenings, you can contact UConn's Clinical Case Manager at See menu to the right for key forms and checklists.

How are clinical placements determined?

During the summer and fall semester of the clinical year, students will visit all available clinical rotation sites and submit their first, second, and third choices for placement. The clinical site may then require additional information, which may include a personal interview. Once this has been completed, a matching process will determine the placement. Available placements will be determined depending on the number of slots available at contracted clinical sites. While students are not guaranteed their first choice, placement will be guaranteed for those who maintain the standards of scholastic achievement and meet all compliance requirements.

Is housing or parking available at clinical sites?

Housing is not currently available at clinical sites. There may be parking fees, depending on the clinical site.