From the 2023 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference
Presented by Terry Kotrla, MS, MLS(ASCP)BB, and Marnie Imhoff, MA, MLS(ASCP)CM
This session includes two presentations:
A New Twist on Interview Questioning and Ranking Applicants
Do your interview questions provide you with information about the characteristics you seek in your students? Does your admissions committee struggle with ranking applicants? This session will address mapping interview questions to applicant characteristics and add an additional step in the final ranking process to ensure all committee member voices are equally heard.
Creating a Holistic Admissions Process
The addition of multiple mini-interviews, non-cognitive essay questions, and scenario-based video questions were used to create a holistic admissions process for our program. The principles introduced in this session can be applied to create an equal opportunity for all applicants by considering more than just grades in the admissions process
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Describe the importance of mapping applicant characteristics to the interview questions.
- Describe the two problems associated with applicant ranking in the interview process.
- Describe the step added in the interview ranking process which will allow equity into the selection process.
- Explain the purpose of holistic admissions.
- Describe the use of multiple mini-interviews and non-cognitive variables in the holistic admissions process.
- Develop an understanding of how to implement holistic admissions.
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area GEN 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.