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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

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Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

Serving the sciences of clinical determination

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences provides an experiential human-based education in biomedical, imaging, and clinical sciences, and is built upon the foundations of biology and chemistry. The Bachelor of Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences degree program offers specializations in HistotechnologyMedical Laboratory Science, Radiologic TechnologyNuclear Medicine Technology, or Pre-clinical Professions. Using clinical perspectives to develop critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills, students are prepared for a variety of health careers or the pursuit of advanced graduate education (M.D., D.O., PA, DDS, DVM, etc.).

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). 

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Dr. Sumit Dinda
Associate Professor and Acting Chair
Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
3164 Human Health Building
sdinda@oakland.edu

Specialization Internships
All students must complete the CDS  student profile and submit a completed copy to the MLS program coordinator. Students should provide a completed CDS student profile copy to the individuals for whom they are requesting  recommendations. Students seeking internships in either the MLS or NMT specializations must also complete the internship site preference list.

Acceptance into the internship programs is competitive and is based on grade point average, personal interview and letters of recommendation. The application process for each of the specializations is unique. It is recommended that students have a 3.00 overall GPA for application to any of the six specializations. Students are advised to carefully read about their chosen specialization.

Deadlines

To be accepted into a clinical specialization internship, students must submit a formal application for each program for which they seek consideration. 

  • Applications for the histotechnology internship programs are processed in the winter semester of the sophomore year (or following completion of the CDS core curriculum). 
  • Application for nuclear medicine internships are processed during the winter semester of the junior year.
  • Application for the MLS internships are processed during the summer prior to the senior year. 
  • Applications to the Radiologic Technology program are processed during Winter semester of sophomore year. 

Students should check each clinical program's websites for exact application dates.

Places to Apply