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Confessions of a Clinical Laboratory SLACker

From the 2022 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (recorded 3/15/2022)
Presented by Matthew Schoell, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM

Our CLS program operates out of a small liberal arts college (SLAC) that lacks direct affiliation with a major medical center. This requires us to use inventive pedagogy and active learning techniques to help students gain clinical understanding during on-campus classes. In this presentation, we will discuss using active learning techniques, such as POGIL and JIGSAW, and simulated laboratory activities that help students prepare for clinical experiences.

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

  • Discuss the challenges of educating CLS students at a SLAC (small liberal arts college).
  • Describe how to implement POGIL and JIGSAW active learning techniques
  • Discuss how simulated laboratory activities can help students develop cognitive and affective competencies

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