Education Partners

The MLS Program is tremendously grateful to our many clinical education affiliates. Each of these institutions provides an essential piece of the degree program for our students: direct education experience in laboratory practice.  This component of their education allows students to apply what they have learned on campus to a real world environment and prepares them for the workplace in the near future.

How to Become a Clinical Affiliate

Clinical Affiliates play a vital role in supporting and furthering the profession of medical laboratory sciences. There are many benefits clinical affiliates experience when they accept MLS students including staff development, potential new hire, and training the next generation of medical laboratory scientists. If you are interested in learning more about what it means to become a clinical affiliate, please contact Tami Alpaugh (Clinical Education Director) via email at or telephone (612) 626-3452.

Current Clinical Affiliate Sites

M Health Fairview (Continued)

St. John's Hospital
Maplewood, MN

St. Joseph's Hospital
St. Paul, MN

Woodwinds Hospital
Woodbury, MN


Lakeview Hospital
Stillwater, MN

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
St. Louis Park, MN

Regions Hospital
St. Paul, MN

Hudson Hospital
Hudson, WI

Hudson Physicians S.C.
Hudson, WI

Mayo Clinic Health System

Albert Lea
Albert Lea, MN

Austin, MN

Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI

Fairmont, MN

Mankato, MN

New Prague
New Prague, MN

Ridgeview Medical Center

Ridgeview Medical Center
Waconia, MN

Two Twelve Medical Center
Chaska, MN

Winderness Health

St. Lukes Hospital
Duluth, MN

Carris Health

Rice Memorial Hospital
Willmar, MN


Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Twin Cities, MN

Northfield Hospital
Northfield, MN

North Memorial Medical Center
Robbinsdale, MN