Cytotechnology Program

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Created by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene in 1957, the Cytotechnology Program, formerly known as the School of Cytotechnology, is part of the ­Laboratory of Genetics within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For over 50 years, the Program has benefited from WSLH’s clinical research and publication, and its faculty and staff hold leadership positions in national and international laboratory, medical and cytological organizations.

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Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor Michele Smith,
MS, SCT(ASCP), right center, with students at multi-head scope.

Michele Smith with students on multi-head scope

The clinical setting and training facilities at the WSLH provide students with exposure to an operating cytology laboratory and an experienced teaching staff with special  training and interest in public health and cytology.





Naif Almalki, Class of 2013, next to WSLH's 
Roche cobas® 4800 molecular diagnostic instrument.

Naif Almalki, Class of 2013, next to new Roche cobas4800 molecular diagnostic unit

The 12-month training program begins each year in the middle of August.

Enrollment is limited each year to 12 students.