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UTMB Clinical Laboratory Science Summer Immersion Program

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Clinical Laboratory Sciences department plans to hold the inaugural Clinical Laboratory Sciences Summer Immersion Program in 2024. This intensive one-week program will be offered to high school and early college students.

Program Structure

UTMB welcomes students to attend a week-long summer program highlighting the MLS profession as a viable career option. Twenty students will be accepted in 2024, based on their application, academic profile, and a written essay focusing on the student’s future goals and reason for interest in the summer program.

Students will work with program coordinators and instructors each day beginning at 9:00am. Lectures, hands-on laboratory procedures, and group activity learning will be conducted throughout the day, with special presentations from invited guests regarding career options over lunch. Content areas for lectures and laboratory procedures will include:

  1. Laboratory safety
  2. Laboratory skills and techniques – microscope, centrifuge, pipetting
  3. Microbiology laboratory procedures
  4. Hematology laboratory procedures
  5. Chemistry laboratory procedures
  6. Urinalysis laboratory procedures
  7. Molecular Biology laboratory procedures
  8. Blood Bank laboratory procedures
  9. Disease detection case studies
  10. Tour of UTMB labs
  11. MLS careers

Program Description

Date: July 22 - 26, 2024 (in-person)

Time: 8:45am - 4:00pm

Location: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, School of Nursing & School of Health Professions Building, 1114 Mechanic Street, Galveston, Texas 77555

Fee: None

Application is coming soon!


  • Q) Will housing be provided for accepted students?
  • A) No housing will be provided to students.
  • Q) Is COVID immunization required for accepted students?
  • A) Current policies do not mandate proof of COVID immunization for UTMB campuses and are not required. All sessions will be held in-person. No other restrictions are currently in effect. The student laboratory does adhere to universal precautions including the use of lab coat, gloves and eye covering as required based on lab procedures.


Direct any questions to the program coordinators at

Program Coordinators

Muneeza Esani, PhD, MPH, MHA, MLS(ASCP)
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs

Janet Enderle, PhD, MLS(ASCP)cm
Assistant Professor and Director of Masters Programs

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Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1140
O: SHP/SON 4.446
P: 409-772-3055

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