Our Accredited Internship Program
To become a clinical laboratory scientist/medical technologist, a student must complete a 12-month internship in an accredited hospital. Maryville University is affiliated with St. John’s Mercy Medical Center School of Clinical Lab Science. Entry into the internship is highly competitive. The internship is completed in your fourth or fifth year, depending on which track you choose. The St. John’s internship is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), and includes lectures from professionals in the field and hands-on clinical laboratory rotations. Once you’ve completed this competitive program and earned your BS in Clinical Laboratory Science, you will be eligible to take a CLS/MT certification exam.