UNC CLS and MDS Programs Awarded Highest Accreditation Status

In October 2016, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) notified the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science that the CLS and MDS programs were re-accredited for 10 years. This is the highest accreditation status that can be awarded and it is based on a review of a self-study document and the report of a site visit team.  Site visitors met with faculty, administration, current students, graduates, clinical instructors and the advisory board. They noted the program exceeded the expectations for outcomes measures (e.g. certification pass rates) and that the graduates were very well prepared and very professional. They were particularly impressed with the communication between stakeholders and the support the program receives from the clinical affiliates. The division is grateful to everyone who works together in the CLS and MDS programs to provide an excellent education for future laboratory professionals.