Molecular Diagnostics is a growing field in clinical laboratory medicine. Molecular Diagnostic Scientists are trained to perform advanced molecular testing for genetic disorders, genetic risk factors, infectious diseases, and cancer diagnosis.
The professional sequence for Molecular Diagnostics takes place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Students may complete transfer qualifying coursework through Ferris State University, or at many community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College. The professional sequence begins in May and takes two years to complete.
GRCC Professional Sequence Transfer Plan
Ferris State University’s Molecular Diagnostics program is accredited as a Diagnostic Molecular Scientist (DMS) training program by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS can be contacted in writing at 5600 N River Road, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, by phone at (847) 939-3597, and online at www.naacls.org.
Upon completion of the Molecular Diagnostics program, students will qualify for examination and certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).