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Focus on Students

From the 2024 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (Recorded 2/24/2024)
Presented by Tammy Carter, PhD, MLS(ASCP), and Rebecca Bird, MAS, MLS(ASCP)

Featuring two 30-minute presentations:
Counseling MLS Students for Academic Success and Career Guidance
The goal of all laboratory programs is to produce excellent scientists and prepare them for certification and employment. An academic advising format for monitoring student success will be presented, as well as proposed academic counseling requirements and suggestions for career guidance.
Do I Know You? Writing a Reference for a Student Scholarship Application
Faculty are frequently requested to write reference letters for students who barely participate in class or who are only known through an online course. This session will provide a plan, tools, and templates to create quick and effective references for your students applying for scholarship.

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

  • Present an academic advising format that includes an advising syllabus, advising schedule, tutoring options, and appropriate career advisement based on individual student academic abilities.
  • Discuss the need for programs to adopt a counseling requiremen
  • Identify the best questions to ask students when they initiate the request for reference.
  • Discuss when to say no and do so without making the student feel defeated.
  • Initiate the outline and locate tools and templates to help.

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.

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