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Predictors of Success in an MLS Program

From the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (recorded 3/14/2022)
Presented by Jacen Moore, PhD, MT(ASCP) & Kathy Kenwright,EdD, MLS(ASCP)CM

This presentation will provide findings from a 10-year retrospective analysis of Nelson-Denny and Watson Glaser scores, BOC pass rates, and GPAs from students enrolled in an entry-level MLS program. In addition, intervention strategies will be shared.

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

  • Describe the correlation of critical thinking skills, success in an MLS program and BOC.
  • Discuss ways to improve students' critical thinking and reading comprehension skills.
  • Explain the value of using standardized tests to assess a student's readiness for an MLS program.

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 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.

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