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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Students begin training with St. Francis Laboratory Science Program

BEECH GROVE, Ind. – Six students have entered the year-long St. Francis Laboratory Science Program and will receive specialized training to augment their undergraduate studies.

They are Lyndi Gable and Brittany Jackson (2011 graduates of Purdue University); Ashley Robinson and Susan Hughes (2011 graduates of Franklin College); Aaron Mang (senior, Indiana State University); and Danielle Trowbridge (senior, Ball State University).

The students began their clinical training in July and are expected to graduate from the program in June 2012.

The program (previously called the St. Francis School of Medical Technology) has affiliations with several colleges and universities across the Midwest. The school, which is a division of the hospital’s clinical laboratory, was established in 1967 and is dedicated to preparing clinical laboratory scientists with the theoretical and practical training to serve as active members of the health care team in clinical laboratory science.

St. Francis’ Beech Grove campus houses many of the educational opportunities and services. Following didactic instruction, the students rotate through the areas of the laboratory applying their learned knowledge and enhancing their skills.

Medical technology involves conducting a wide range of laboratory tests for the detection, diagnosis, treatment and study of diseases. Medical technologists work closely with all members of the healthcare team to ensure the accuracy of diagnoses.