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Monday, May 18, 2015

Students poised for careers after graduating from medical tech program

INDIANAPOLIS – Five students recently graduated from the Franciscan St. Francis Health Clinical Laboratory Science Program. 

The 2015 graduates and specialty field majors are:

Matthew Bruce, IUPUI (BS, general studies; 2014, BS, biology 2015). Parents, Ronnie and Marla Bruce of New Salisbury, Indiana.
Samantha Engle, Purdue University (BS, medical laboratory science 2015). Parents, Doug and Audrey Engle of Columbia City, Indiana.
Monica Mikolajczyk, Ball State University (BS, medical technology and pre-medicine 2015). Parents, Miroslaw and Mariola Mikolajczyk of Muncie, Indiana.
Katelyn Miller, Franklin College (BA, biology 2015). Parents, Jerry and Karen Stewart of Ramsey, Indiana.
Alex Umberger, Ball State University (BS, biology 2009). Parent, Pamela Umberger of Pendleton, Indiana.
The Franciscan St. Francis Health Clinical Laboratory Science is affiliated with several colleges and universities across the Midwest.
The program, which is a division of the hospital’s clinical laboratory, was established in 1967 and is dedicated to preparing professional medical technologists with the theoretical and practical training to serve as active members of the health care team in clinical laboratory science.
Medical technology involves conducting a wide range of laboratory tests for the detection, diagnosis, treatment and study of diseases. Clinical laboratory scientists work closely with pathologists and other specialists to ensure the accuracy of diagnoses.

More than 350 students have graduated from the program since its inception.