The clinical practicum is a vital part of the CLS student’s education. During this time the student transitions from didactic lectures and student laboratories to learning to function in the clinical laboratory. They receive training in all disciplines in the laboratory and become a healthcare professional and part of the healthcare team. Dedicated clinical instructors in each discipline teach them, mentor them, and serve as role models.

The following facilities serve as clinical affiliates for the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences:


Sites in San Antonio, TX


Audie Murphy VA Hospital 

Baptist Health System (multiple facilities)

Cancer Therapy and Research Center

Center for Disease Detection

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Citi Centre

Methodist Hospital System (multiple facilities)

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

Southwest Immunodiagnostics

University Health System

UTHSCSA Flow Cytometry

Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital

Sites outside San Antonio


Laredo Medical Center, Laredo, TX

Medina Regional Hospital, Hondo, TX

Peterson Regional Medical Center, Kerrville, TX

Uvalde Memorial Hospital, Uvalde, TX

Val Verde Regional Medical Center, Del Rio, TX