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Professionalism Practice: Preparing Students for Entry into the Laboratory Workforce

From the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (recorded 3/15/2022)
Presented by Cherika Robertson, MEd

Do you believe the best patient care is provided by individuals who view their work as a profession and not merely a job? Educators begin the process of helping students develop professionalism, which extends into their career. Learn practical methods to help students develop a professional mindset.

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

  • Describe how a workforce readiness workshop can be incorporated into MLS program curriculum.
  • Explain how activities associated with the Workforce Readiness Workshop can improve student preparedness for entry into the laboratory workforce
  • Summarize the effectiveness of this Workforce Readiness Workshop model based on student feedback.

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.