Reference Lab

Affiliated universities and admission process

Affiliated Universities include:

  • UW LaCrosse
  • UW Oshkosh
  • UW Stevens Point
  • Michigan Technologic University

Students must be registered and pay tuition to their respective university during the clinical practicum. Students from non-affiliated universities may be accepted only if they have earned or will have earned a Baccalaureate degree prior to admission. These students, and 4+1 students from affiliated universities pay tuition directly to Aspirus Wausau Hospital equal to the amount paid to the hospital by the affiliated universities.

A tour of Aspirus Wausau Hospital and its Aspirus Reference Laboratory should be scheduled prior to the application process. Tour dates and information regarding them are available from the affiliated university Clinical Laboratory Science or Allied Health Office or by contacting the Program Coordinator.

The following should be submitted directly to the Program Coordinator by October 15, for entry into the class beginning the following August:

  • A completed application form.
  • Three letters of reference; two of the three should be from university science professors.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

Completed applications are reviewed by the Program Coordinator prior to scheduling an interview in September, October, or early November. Interviews are conducted at Aspirus Wausau Hospital by the Administrative Committee consisting of the Program Coordinator, and a representative from the faculty and/or from Laboratory Management.

Physical requirements must be such as to meet the demands of the clinical year and include adequate physical health, adequate emotional health to work under stress, adequate manual dexterity skills, and normal or corrected vision and hearing. A specific list of essential functions is found on the last page of the application form. Anyone with special needs should inform the Program Coordinator of their existence.

To download a set of application forms, click here. Forms can also be obtained from the Clinical Laboratory or Allied Health Professions Office at an affiliated university or by emailing Daniel.Lockwood@aspirus.org or writing to:

  • Daniel Lockwood, BS, MT(ASCP) Program Director, Clinical Laboratory Science Program
    Aspirus Wausau Hospital, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd.
    Wausau, WI 54401