VCU Medical Laboratory Sciences - College of Health Professions

Medical laboratory scientists have been trained at the Medical College of Virginia Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University since 1927.

In 1967 the program was expanded to include graduate level advanced training.

Operating as usual


This year we will be celebrating Dr. Korzun and Dr. Nadder during our alumni week event. Please join us on April 20th to celebrate these two amazing faculty.


We have several exciting events happening soon. Please join us for our Spring MLS Open House on March 13th (4-6pm). You will have the opportunity to tour our facilities and meet faculty and students. We will also have some hands-on activities set up in our student lab. We look forward to seeing you on March 13th!


Come and learn more about MLS! We will have an additional event on March 13th (4-6pm) for anyone that cannot make it on Feb 24th.


Happy Valentine's Day from Faryaal and Gillian, two of our magnificent 🔬 VCU Medical Laboratory Sciences - College of Health Professions students 💛

Timeline photos 02/14/2024

We will have an event to celebrate Dr. Korzun and Dr. Nadder. We would love for you to come and let them know how much they are appreciated by the MLS alumni.

Calling all CHP alumni ‼️ Return to the MCV Campus for Reunion Weekend, April 18-21.
RSVP today to connect with classmates and stroll down memory lane with lectures, luncheons, tours, and more.


Attention students, staff, and faculty! Join us and the VCU School of Nursing on Feb. 28 for our lecture. Details below!

Photos from VCU College of Health Professions's post 02/01/2024
Photos from VCU Medical Laboratory Sciences - College of Health Professions's post 12/09/2023

Congratulations to all of the December graduates!


Come and learn about a career in Medical Laboratory Sciences.


New collaboration to offer hands-on experience in public health laboratory. read more at


Recruiting for laboratory education programs is the first step toward creating a laboratory workforce that is as diverse as the population it serves. Read on to find out how VCU's individualized approach benefits their programs and the profession.


Come learn more about the amazing College of Health Professions at VCU!

Support MLS Class of 2023 T-Shirt Fundraiser for Pinning ceremony 11/26/2022

Support MLS Class of 2023 T-Shirt Fundraiser for Pinning ceremony All proceeds generated from this fundraiser will go towards paying for the MLS class of 2023's pinning ceremony Medical Laboratory scientists uncover medical mysteries and provide data to physicians that are used for important medical decisions including interpreting the patient's symptoms, monitori...


Come out and learn more about our amazing program!!


We are happy to announce that we have a new guaranteed admissions process for current VCU students seeking admission into our MLS undergraduate program. Students applying to the MLS undergraduate program will be guaranteed admission if the following criteria are met:

VCU GPA: > 3.5 (greater than or equal to 3.5)
Completion of CLLS 201 with a passing grade (P)
Completion of all prerequisites before the start of the MLS program

Students applying through this option will be required to complete the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences application, which includes a brief essay explaining their interest in entering the profession of medical laboratory sciences. Students who meet the above criteria will not be required to interview with an MLS faculty member. Additionally, letters of recommendation are waived.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.


Today the MLS Department was able to celebrate two very special people, Pam and Miriam. Pam and Miriam are the heart of our program and we could not do what we do without them. Thank you Pam and Miriam for all of your hard work and dedication to the faculty and students. We all adore you both!


Happy Lab Week!!!!


We are extending the deadline for undergraduate and graduate applications. They will remain open until the class is filled.

VCU department of MLS Open House RSVP (03/03/2022) 02/26/2022

Come see us and learn more about our department!

Open House: Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
College of Health Professions, VCU
900 E. Leigh Street

Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - 6th Floor, Room 6000

If you would like further information and would like to attend our virtual open house, please RSVP online:

Thursday, March 3rd:

Note, if the link does not work, please copy and paste it into your browser, it should open to the RSVP document.

Once you RSVP for either the in person or virtual open house, you will be given information for that particular session.

VCU department of MLS Open House RSVP (03/03/2022) Please fill out this form to RSVP for our upcoming open house. We will be in touch with you in advance of the event.


As part of Black History Month, we are honoring the efforts of the trailblazing women who trained at St. Philip School of Nursing - an all-Black, all-female nursing school. Many of the graduates went on to serve in high-demand nursing roles across the country and overseas. Joins us for "Our St. Philip Experience," on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at noon. Hear from former chaplain, Rev. Dr. Harold Pinkston and Ms. Virginia Roane, a St. Philip graduate. Other St. Philip nursing alumnae also will be present to share their experiences about their role in VCU's history.


As we celebrate Black History Month, we're proud to kickoff the College's DEI Grand Rounds "Voices for Change" series with a special presentation by Dr. Andrew Daire, dean of the VCU School of Education. Join us on Feb. 10! See info below to register for this free event.

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Congratulations to all of the December graduates!
Fall 2020 Virtual Open House
CLS Information Session video
Good luck to the class of 2016 who are halfway done with their FINAL set of final exams!




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