Mississippi Baptist Medical Center School of Medical Laboratory Science

The School of Medical Laboratory Science was established in 1946 and is a division of the Department of Pathology at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. The largest private general hospital in the state, Baptist is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a member in good standing of the Mississippi Hospital Association. The Pathology Department is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the American Association of Blood Banks.

The School of Medical Laboratory Science offers a 12-month program for qualified applicants in the major disciplines of clinical laboratory medicine including Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology and Microbiology as well as special topics such as Education and Management.

Outcome Measures

School Year
(# of students)

Graduation Rate Attrition Rate Graduate Placement Rate Certification Exam Pass Rate
2018-19 (5) 100% 0% 100% 100%
2019-20 (6) 100% 0% 100% 100%
2020-21 (3) 100% 0% 100% 100%
Rolling 3 year average 100% 0% 100% 100%
NAACLS benchmark 70%   70% 75%

Outcome Measure Description Source of Data
Graduation Rate For students who enter the final half* of the program & complete the program School attendance records
Attrition Rate For students who begin the program, but fail to enter the final half* of the program School attendance records
Graduate Placement Rate For graduates who seek employment in the field or continue their education within one year of graduation Personal updates from students to Program Director or via Alumni Survey sent by School
Certification Exam Pass Rate For graduates who take the ASCP-BOC MLS exam within one year of graduation ASCP-BOC Program Performance Report

*The final half of the program begins at the start of the 24th week of instruction.

Contact Information

For more information about the School of Medical Laboratory Science or to request a tour of the laboratory, contact the Program Director at 601-968-3070 or via email: [email protected].

Send completed applications, reference evaluation forms, test scores and official transcripts to:

Program Director
School of Medical Laboratory Science
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
1225 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Outcome Measure Definition Source of Data
Graduation Rate Students who enter the final half of the program & complete the program