LIVING THE LAB LIFE
A BLOG FOR ASCLS REGION V
Maybe you are just looking to brush up on an old skill. Or maybe you what to master one specific topic. Or maybe you are looking for a continuing education option but don't want to make a major commitment. Whatever your reason, a Certificate Program is an good way to go.
Here are some popular options available to laboratory professionals:
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) programs offered include:
Michigan State University programs offered include:
If I missed any programs, please let me know in the comments below.
Congratulations to the following ASCLS members from Region V for being showcased in the ASCLS 2016 Voices Under 40 Spotlight. Two of the twelve honorees for this year are from Region V.
Mallory Janquart, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Associate Program Director, Medical Technology
University of Wisconsin
Karen Larson, MLS(ASCP)CM
Laboratory Technical Supervisor
Fairview Health Services
Apple Valley, Minnesota
The honorees were recognized for their achievement at the 2016 ASCLS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Keep up the great work ladies.
For a profile of all honorees, please visit: http://www.ascls.org/about-us/ascls-voices-under-40
A master's degree (MS) is the perfect next step for any laboratory professional looking to advance his or her knowledge base in all things laboratory medicine. A standard curriculum will include advanced discussion of all lab medicine related fields such as Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Transfusion Medicine, Hematology, Microbiology, Coagulation, etc. Many programs will also discuss Laboratory Management, Public Health, Education, and similar topics that may also be valuable to future managers or technical directors.
Many programs are available, here are just a couple of options from in and around Region V:
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (M.S. in Medical Laboratory Science)
For more information visit: http://www.med.und.edu/medical-laboratory-science/mls-ms-program-overview.cfm
Rush University, Chicago, IL (M.S. in Medical Laboratory Science)
For more information, visit: https://www.rushu.rush.edu/college-health-sciences/academic-programs/master-science-medical-laboratory-science
Michigan State University (M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science)
For more information, visit: https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/ProgramDetail.asp?Program=3793
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (M.S. in Biomedical Sciences)
For more information, visit: http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/biomedical-sciences/
Master's degree programs are also available in Public Health (MPH), Healthcare Administration (MHA), Pathology Assistant (PathA), and Business Administration (MBA).
Before it is too late, register for the 2016 ASCLS Region V Symposium in Fargo, ND. Many exciting speakers are schedule to present at the event, including new ASCLS Executive Vice President Jim Flanigan, ASCLS President-Elect Deb Rodahl, ASCLS Region V Director Pat Tille, and more! And don't miss the Region V Leadership Class of 2016 as we present out final project. Hope to see you there!
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The Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) is a newly-minted degree aimed at preparing experienced laboratory professionals to serve as the quintessential clinical laboratory expert. The DCLS would work alongside pathologists and other providers to handle responsibilities such as consulting on proper laboratory test ordering and interpretation, educating providers and patients about laboratory results and clinical significance, ensuring laboratory practices are in-sync with government regulations and much more.
Only a couple of programs are yet in existence, as follows:
Rutgers University has the only program currently training students for the DCLS degree
For more information, see http://shp.rutgers.edu/dept/CLS/DCLS/index.html
University of Texas – Galveston is currently in the final development stages with its DCLS program.
Please visit https://shp.utmb.edu/ClinicalLaboratorySciences/DCLSprogram.asp for more information on this program.
For more information on ASCLS’ role in developing this new degree, see: http://ascls.org/careers-ascls/dcls
While the role of the DCLS has yet to be firmly established in most laboratory settings, these programs offer and exciting challenge to ambitious laboratorians looking to take on future challenges.