ASCLS Today is the membership newsletter of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

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REGION VIII LEADERSHIP ACADEMY 5 YEARS LATER

Holly Weinberg, MLS(ASCP)SH, Region Region VIII Director  The Region VIII Leadership Academy (R8LA) graduated our fifth class of Interns at the ASCLS Annual Meeting in Chicago this summer. Now that we’ve been running for a few years, it’s time to look back and evaluate our program. First, how did we get here? In 2013, ASLCS…

ASCLS/POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

Linda Hickok, MLS(ASCP)CM, Political Action Committee Secretary The ASCLS/Political Action Committee (PAC) is a voluntary nonprofit organization created to provide financial and educational support for the election campaigns of responsible candidates for Congress. All PACs are legal, ethical, and strictly regulated by federal law, which limits the amount of individual contributions and requires full and…

Purpose and Methodology of the ASCLS Entry Level CURRICULUM AND THE ASCP BOC PRACTICE ANALYSIS

Written in collaboration with ASCLS and ASCP Board of Certification Medical laboratory science associations’ blogs, discussion boards, and listserv lists are continually populated with questions concerning what to teach laboratory science students, how to prepare for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) examination, and what is or isn’t on the…

Legislative Symposium: A First Timer’s Perspective

Cherika Robertson, MEd, MLS(ASCP)CM Excited. Nervous. Intimidated. Those were my initial feelings upon first arriving in Washington, D.C., for the 2018 Legislative Symposium. I had never thought of myself as being interested in politics, or much less as a lobbyist. But, I did know that I love the profession of medical laboratory science. And, this…

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Laboratory Educator Institute

Kyleigh Ellis, 2017-18 Region VII Student Representative Achieve teaching and academic excellence with the new ASCLS Laboratory Educator Institute. This online institute assists with professional development in critical areas that include education/teaching, administration/leadership, clinical practice, and research. The institute includes training for educators in all medical laboratory programs or settings – community college, university-based, hospital-based…

A Not-So-Warm Welcome

Rebecca Matthews, MLS(ASCP)CM Imagine being a new graduate, fresh out of school and hungry for your first real job in the professional world. You have passed your certification exam and you begin searching for a generalist position in an effort to remain competent in all the disciplines. You are offered a position to work the…

WIFM? Customizing Your State Meeting

Beth Warning, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Region IV Director If you worked in marketing, the term WIFM would be standard language. WIFM stands for “What’s in it for me?” indicating that at the base of all sales are the needs of your target audience. In terms of our Constituent Society State meetings, WIFM can beused to drive…