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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Students prepared for success after graduating from medical tech program

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Six students recently graduated from the Franciscan St. Francis Health Clinical Laboratory Science Program. The 2016 graduates and specialty majors are:

Kareem El-Khodary, University of Evansville (BS, Clinical Laboratory Science, 2016). Parents, Rana Alashi and Maher El-Khodary of Evansville, Indiana.

Alexandria Grile, Loyola University (BA, Chemistry, 2015). Parent, Koren Grile of Zionsville, Indiana.

Adam Morris, Purdue University (BS, Medical Laboratory Science, 2016). Parents, Catherine Morris of Naples, Florida, and Scott Morris of California.

Jonathan Sommers, Franklin College (BA, Biology, 2016). Parent Ann Marie Sommers of South Bend, Indiana.

Erica Whittaker, Ball State University (BS, Medical Technology, 2016). Parents, Randy and Lora Bennett of Daleville, Indiana.

Erica Wimer, Purdue University (BS, Biology, 2015). Parents, Duane and Maria Wilmer of Carmel, Indiana.

The Franciscan St. Francis Health Clinical Laboratory Science is affiliated with several colleges and universities across the Midwest.

The 10-month 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.

The Clinical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The next class which begins in July will represent the 50th class to graduate from the program.

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. For more information, visit