During the senior year (the second year of the professional curriculum), students receive both didactic instruction and practical experience. Students receive practical experience at one of the affiliated hospital laboratories including but not limited to, Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV; Monongalia County General Hospital, Morgantown, WV; West Penn Allegheny Health System, Pittsburgh, PA; Excela Health which includes Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, PA and Latrobe Hospital in Latrobe, PA., the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV; and the WVU Eastern Division which includes City Hospital in Martinsburg, WV, and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, WV, and Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV.
Students are assigned to their clinical rotation sites upon their admission to the program. If a student is accepted into the MLS professional program, a clinical affiliate placement is guaranteed but the clinical affiliate assignment to a specific clinical affiliate site location is not guaranteed. Students who are assigned to off-campus sites will relocate to those sites for the final semester of the senior year. Students are responsible for their own housing.