The ever-growing complexity of modern health care demands solutions that simplify practices and serve patients. UMR students who aspire to careers in this area will systematically bring their knowledge and skills to solving health problems through the creation and application of innovative technologies.
Lucas Jacobson, ‘14
Emerging Health Technologies
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Hometown: Millville, MN
What did your Capstone Experience at UMR involve? My Capstone involved completing the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) program through the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, which is now often called Medical Technology. Completing this program allowed me to graduate with extra education. I left UMR with my BSHS and a certificate in Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
How did your Capstone experience prepare you for your future in what you’re currently doing? I have relied very heavily on my CLS education in my career. Upon graduation I was hired at Mayo Clinic as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Laboratory. I worked there for a few years and transferred to the Hepatitis/HIV Molecular Laboratory (HHM) to help with the surge in testing as HHM is one of the primary Mayo Clinic COVID-19 testing laboratories.