June 14, 2024

Shawnee State University’s Class of 2024 graduating class in the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program has received a 100% pass rate on their clinical board examinations, Allied Health Science officials announced.

Group Photo of MLT Class of 2024

“The Medical Laboratory Technology Program is a rigorous two-year degree program which requires a great deal of effort in the classroom, student laboratory, and in the clinical laboratory practicum setting,” said SSU MLT Program Director Jean McGlone. “Most of our graduates held full-time or part-time jobs while completing their degree. These graduates met the challenges we threw at them and now they are ready for a rewarding career in an in-demand field.”

MLT students in the Class of 2024 took the ASCP Board of Certification Exam which has credentialed more than 610,000 medical laboratory professionals. The exam board focuses on how medical laboratory professionals can provide patient care through knowledge, collaboration, and global community.

“I am extremely proud of them and happy for the life-changing opportunities they now have,” said McGlone. “The Medical Laboratory profession is experiencing a shortage of workers of the likes I have not seen in the past 40 years and with this certification and the skills they received in their degree, our graduates will be able to choose the career path they want to pursue from a wealth of opportunities.”

SSU’s Medical Laboratory Technology program is a five-semester program that prepares students for a career as Medical Laboratory Technician. Focused on cognitive thinking skills, proficiency in laboratory skills, and best laboratory practices, the coursework sets students up to be well-educated, proficient, and prepared employees. The MLT program trains graduates to work in a variety of clinical settings and their training prepares them to impact patient lives from day one on the job. MLTs work as the science and chemistry behind patient blood work and laboratory testing to allow practitioners to make diagnoses, make therapeutic decisions, and to monitor patient health and wellness.

To learn more about the Medical Laboratory Technology program at Shawnee State University, visit