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Discovery Academy Programs for High Schools

From the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) - Recorded February 26, 2021
Presented by Tiffany Anderson, MLS(ASCP)CM and Stacie Mason, MSEd, MLS(ASCP)CM

We recently launched Phlebotomy and Clinical Laboratory Assistant Programs with high school students. This presentation will cover what worked, what didn't, and how we have laid things out. These programs have been a great way to promote our field to students earlier and helped some, who may not otherwise attend college, earn a college certificate.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

  1. Describe what it took to get the programs offered within high schools.
  2. Evaluate if it's beneficial for your area to implement high school programs.
  3. Discuss some of the ideas that didn't work and the benefits of sharing our profession with others.

CE ACCREDITATION
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area Education/General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.