Medical Laboratory Sciences

Dorilyn Hitchcock, M.S., MT (ASCP)
Dorilyn J. Hitchcock, graduated from Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA with BS degree in Medical Technology and Northeastern University with a M.S. degree also in Medical Technology. Certified by ASCP as a Medical Technologist and licensed in the State of Florida as a supervisor in Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology and Serology. Program Director since December 1989. Major teaching emphasis is hematology, microscopy, laboratory management and education, clinical chemistry. She received the COHPA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1998 and 2004.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • Completion of the UCF General Education Program and Foreign Language Admission requirements
  • Completion of all prerequisite course requirements with a minimum grade of “C” (No CLEP, TSD, or AP credits accepted)
  • A combined GPA of 2.5 in prerequisites and the major courses

Important: Please note that admission to the university does not constitute admittance into the upper-division, limited-access medical laboratory sciences program. The limited access is due to low student-clinical instructor ratio limits required for accreditation.


Application Process

Applicants must complete and/or submit all of the following materials by the application deadline to be considered for admission:

  • a separate application to the MLS program
  • (3) completed reference forms*
  • a formal interview

* Preferably by at least 2 sciences professors.  One employer reference may also be submitted.

Application Materials

Application Deadline
Separate application must be made directly to the medical laboratory sciences office. Preference will be given to those whose application files are complete by March 1st but applications and materials will be accepted until the class is full.


Prerequisites

The following prerequisite courses MUST be completed prior to entering the professional phase of this upper-division limited-access program. A minimum grade of “C” MUST be achieved in prerequisite courses. A GPA of 2.5 in prerequisites and the major courses is also required.

  • General Biology with Lab
  • Chemistry Fundamentals I and II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II with Lab
  • Organic Laboratory Techniques I
  • General Microbiology with Lab
  • Human Anatomy with Lab
  • Human Physiology with Lab
  • Statistical Methods I

Online Catalog
The official program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences is available online in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.