Hamilton High School senior Shantelle Kind and junior Matthew Otto recently participated in Clinical Laboratory Science Young Scholar Program at Marquette University in Milwaukee. The class included 28 students representing 19 different high schools within a 250-mile radius of the university’s downtown campus.
At the class, students learned the important role clinical laboratory scientists play in the diagnosis and management of disease. Approximately 70 percent of the information used to make medical decisions is generated in the diagnostic laboratory. Currently, the shortage of certified personnel to perform the testing is a critical level. Clinical laboratory science is one of the few college majors that can guarantee employment immediately upon graduation – or in many instances two to three months before graduation.
This program gives students the opportunity to work in a simulated clinical laboratory setting under the guidance of certified professionals. By participating in the Young Scholar Program, students earn college credits either at Marquette or wherever participants choose to attend college.
For more information on Marquette’s Young Scholar Program, visit www.marquette.edu.