Clinical Practicum and Internships
Traditional MLT Rotations
Allegany College of Maryland’s MLT Traditional option includes an internship in a clinical laboratory. The clinical option(traditional or fast-track) uses a number of practicum sites for the clinical internship. The sites provide supervised, structured phlebotomy experience and rotations in clinical chemistry/urinalysis, hematology, immunohematology(blood banking/transfusion services), and microbiology/serology.
In the MLT traditional option, the rotations are Tuesday and Thursday during both the fall and spring semesters of the second year of the program. Each of the four major rotation areas are 7 weeks in length.
Two phlebotomy days are included in the hematology rotation and one in the chemistry rotation. Students spend over 500 clock hours in the clinical affiliate sites performing laboratory procedures.
Western Maryland Health System - Cumberland, MD
Somerset Hospital - Somerset, PA
Meritus Health - Hagerstown, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- Bedford Memorial – Bedford, PA
Priority for student placement in clinical affiliate site will be awarded to
those students residing in closest proximity to the affiliate.
Other Clinical affiliation possibilities include the following list. In order for a student to
rotate in these affiliates, sufficient time would be required to reactivate the affiliate.
Summit Health System -
- Waynesboro, PA
- Chambersburg, PA
Valley Health System – Winchester, VA
Piedmont Reference Laboratory - Winchester, VA
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center – Johnstown, PA
Grant Memorial Hospital - Petersburg, WV
Garrett Memorial Hospital - Oakland, MD
Biotechnology Option Practicum
The biotechnology internship provides a way to broaden the preparation of the laboratory worker for environmental, epidemiological, industrial and research work environment. The internships should assist the student in choosing a specific career track. Students should plan for the additional expense of living off campus near the affiliation site when the commuting distance is excessive. More internships are being developed.