Lab Digital Credential


Overview of Field

The digital credential provides pre-health students in a variety of majors with a way to demonstrate substantive healthcare workforce experience. Healthcare professions (ranging from professions that require an Associates degree to those requiring post-baccalaureate degrees as in medicine or dentistry) are among the fastest growing sector of the job market in our region. Most, if not all, healthcare professions require that successful job applicants have some clinical/laboratory/work or research experience. At UofL, we capitalize on our resources at the HSC and leverage connections with UofL Health, Norton Pediatrics, the Health Equity Hub, the School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, and the School of Dentistry to identify relevant opportunities for students to gain skills needed in the healthcare workforce. To earn the digital credential, students complete nine credits related to healthcare workforce skill and career building.

Career Exploration

Career options in medical lab science are in high need. Lab science professions work in clinical labs, anatomic labs, public health labs, industry, research and education.

Applying to the Digital Credential

There is no formal application to apply to the micro-credential. Students should be a currently enrolled undergraduate students.

If you are interested in the digital credential, please contact:

Dr. Samiyyah Sledge at


Dr. Sanaya Stocke at

Pre-requisite Completion

Pre-requisites are required for:

  • PHPH 250 - Introduction to Health Professions, 2 credit hours
  • BIOL 321 – Health Professions Skills Laboratory, 1 credit hour
  • BIOL 322 – Healthcare Workforce Skills Internship 1, 3 credit hours
  • BIOL 323 – Healthcare Workforce Internship II, 3 credit hours

Licensure Exam

There is no licensure exam required as part of the credential.

Getting Involved

UofL Student Involvement Recognized Student Organizations (RSO’s):

These student organizations are active as of Fall 2023. You can find all active student organizations by visiting engage.

National Organizations & Resources