Clinical Affiliates

BMS Labs

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Clinical experience is a key component to training competent laboratory professionals, and is a requirement for both graduation and eligibility to become board certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist or Public Health Microbiologist.  The UWM MLS program partners with multiple local health care systems in order to offer this clinical training, which takes place between November-May of the final year of the program.  Students that are granted a clinical placement will be assigned to a current clinical affiliate after completion of Year 3 of the program and are not expected to find their own clinical rotation site.  Clinical placements are not offered at all sites each year, and students that have been accepted in to the MLS program will be notified during Year 3 – Semester 2 regarding which sites will be accepting students.  Due to the requirement for legally binding affiliation agreements, UWM Biomedical Sciences does not currently allow students to find their own clinical placements.

See the Year 3 – Semester 2 page for more information about clinical placements


ACL Laboratories – Advocate Aurora Health Care

Aurora West Allis Medical Center ♦ Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center ♦ Aurora Medical Center – Summit ♦ Aurora Sinai Medical Center ♦ Aurora Medical Center – Grafton ♦ Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Ascension Health

Ascension All Saint’s Medical Center Racine ♦ Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee ♦ Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee ♦ Ascension St. Francis Hospital Milwaukee

Children’s Wisconsin


Fort Memorial Hospital

Fort Atkinson

Froedtert Health

Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital ♦ Froedtert West Bend Hospital ♦ Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories Milwaukee

Froedtert South: Kenosha Hospital & Pleasant Prairie Hospital


Holy Family Memorial


UW Hospital and Clinics