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From Clinical Lab to Education - Bringing in New Faculty the Right Way

From the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (recorded 3/14/2022)
Presented by Rebecca Bird, MMOAS, MT(ASCP) and Cherika Robertson, MEd

Often times lab professionals transition from clinical practice to education with minimal educational background. Usually, the new faculty is expected to be the expert and begin teaching immediately. This session will discuss implementation of a new faculty mentorship system, including junior faculty challenges, the mentor-mentee relationship, program structure, and model incorporation outcomes.

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

  • Describe the hands on academic faculty mentor – mentee relationship.
  • Explain the challenges associated with a clinical laboratory generailst transferring into the world of academics.
  • Examine the outcomes of the mentoring process, pertaining to both mentor and mentee, as well as the program.

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 of 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.

This Basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.