Why Choose Us?
We heal, we teach, we innovate. Care for Everyone. Everyday.
As the region's first and only level I trauma center, first and largest teaching hospital, and home of the first successful heart transplant in the state, we deliver world-class care you can't get anywhere else in Tampa Bay. TGH partners with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine to pioneer breakthrough treatments, conduct game-changing clinical research and train the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Tampa General Hospital was named the Best Hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S. News and World Report, and recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals for 2020-21 in five specialties. We are one of the top organ transplant centers in the country, having performed over 10,000 adult solid organ transplants, including the state’s first successful heart transplant in 1985.
Tampa General Hospital’s School of Medical Laboratory Science, established in 1957, is operated by the Department of Pathology and is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and is a licensed training program by the State of Florida. Facilities for the school include didactic materials, audiovisual equipment, MediaLab, MindLab, certification practice exams, study guides, and a student library containing the latest editions of appropriate textbooks and review books for additional reading and research. The hospital’s Medical Library is also available for student use. Majority of the learning experiences occur in the Clinical Laboratory equipped with the most state-of-the art equipment available anywhere and generates hundreds of thousands of patients tests per year.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119
Phone: (773) 714-8880
Fax: (773) 714-8886
In addition to the routine lab tests offered in most labs, Tampa General Hospital performs an array of specialty testing including special coagulation, mycology, and the esoteric department with an expansive and ever-expanding menu of molecular biology testing. Dr. Ray Widen established the esoteric department encompassing molecular, flow cytometry, and research and development. The research and development department participates in clinical studies and trials, as well as develop, validate, and implement new cutting edge testing. Students attending Tampa General Hospital’s School of Medical Laboratory Science will be exposed to the latest methodologies and learn from some of the foremost experts in the field of laboratory medicine.
For more information about the School of Medical Laboratory Science, please call (813) 844-7098 or email Michelle Brilhart at email@example.com.
Click here to download the TGH School of Medical Laboratory Science Student Handbook.
Student Success - Outcomes
Certification Exam Pass Rate (for those who take the exam within first year of graduation)
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