Celebrating 100 Years

Celebrating 100 Years of the University of Minnesota's Medical Laboratory Sciences Program

100 Years of Medical Laboratory Sciences: 1922-2022

The Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) Program is proud to be celebrating it's centennial anniversary!

The MLS program was originally called the Medical Technology Program when they offered their first classes in 1922. The first Medical Technology class graduated in 1923.

View the complete UMN MLS history timeline, decade by decade.

The MLS program is planning on celebrating this centennial milestone with events throughout the coming academic year. Events will include free continuing education offerings for alumni and clinical affiliates and virtual happy hours.

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, we offered free PACE-approved continuing education presentations. For more information, visit our CE registration page.

Look to this space for more information about these events as information becomes available. 

As part of the celebration, we are collecting memories and stories from our friends and alumni from over the years. Please feel free to share some of your favorite ones.

View the presentation on the History of Medical Technology at the University of Minnesota.

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