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Lexe in Los Angeles, California

Updated 7 months ago

Application for the CLS training program- Fall 2014 - 498 Replies

Hi everyone, I started this thread so that everyone who is applying for the CLS training for Fall 2014 can exchange information. So far I just...

BigDog in Gig Harbor, Washington

Updated 7 months ago

Has anyone ever had a CLS program admission offer rescinded? - 1 Reply

Hi everyone. I'm a junior CLS major currently and I applied to a CLS program in order to complete my final year long course. I was accepted to the...

Arshini in Bangalore, India

Updated 7 months ago

work schedule - 2 Replies

I am currently looking for a fulltime MT position. Most of the MT jobs that I have applied to involve working 8 hour shifts with rotating weekends....

Michael in Seattle in Seattle, Washington

Updated 7 months ago

Medical Lab Technician/Technologist confusion - 1 Reply

I am currently I senior in high school and next year I am going to DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College)to become a Medical Lab Technician. I...

French Bull Dog in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

Medical Laboratory Science Program at Tarleton State University - 8 Replies

Anyone out there currently in this program or graduated from this program? I'm thinking of applying for a post-baccalaureate certificate (already...

ccw_ccw in Fort Worth, Texas

Advice for Advanced Degrees and Career Options for ASCP MLS

Hi, I recently acquired a BS in Medical Technology and ASCP MLS certfication with the intent to work either full time or nearly full time while...

Johnson1 in NYC, New York

Updated 7 months ago

How hard is it to land a job as an MT? - 33 Replies

I started pre-nursing, but backed out when people were telling me there were too many nurses. I got into the program, complete the pre-reqs, but I'm...

Lindsay in Houston, Texas

TTUHSC CLS program

Just wondering where everyone was in the admission process for this fall! I just got the phone call today to schedule a phone interview for next...

David in New York, New York

Updated 7 months ago

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION NUMBER. On the ASCP website where is it? - 6 Replies

I took the exam late last month and passed. They finally put my exam results on today but I do not see anything on there about the license...

ghost34 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Updated 7 months ago

MLS Starting Salary in Arizona? - 1 Reply

I'm graduating with my certificate in MLS soon, and I hope to go to Sun City, AZ to start working. I'm just curious if anyone in that area has a...

Seth123 in Knoxville, Tennessee

Anyone study using the ASCP app?

I am taking my MLS ASCP Friday. I have studied exclusively with the flash cards, the "bottom line approach" book and the ASCP app. Just curious if...

oiboyz in Los Angeles, California

Updated 7 months ago

Where to Apply for CLS Program Next Year? - 3 Replies

Hi Everyone, I know there is a lot of discussion on this, but a lot of the information seems sort of outdated as it is from a couple of years ago....

Silver in Arvada, Colorado

Updated 7 months ago

Failed at 1st MLT job - 14 Replies

Fresh out of school and you'd think I'd be ready to shine but my first experience was anything but successful. It was clear in my clinicals that I...

Tiffanie in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Updated 7 months ago

Does Medical Technology have a positive outlook within the next 4-5 years? - 52 Replies

I am a freshman in college who is planning to complete a degree in Medical Technology within the next 4 years. I was wondering what kind of advances...

mona in Maspeth, New York

Updated 7 months ago

NYS license - 8 Replies

hello does anyone know the requirments to be licensed as a med tech in NYS? Wouls a BS in med tech and ascp suffice? do they indeed have a limited...

Stephy0234 in Houston, Texas

Updated 7 months ago

suggestion for a Ph.D. getting ASCP certificate - 3 Replies

I have been reading this forum for a long time. I like this informative forum a lot. I have my Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. I also had my BS...

Megan in Claremont, California

Updated 7 months ago

MT/MLT/MLS certification procedures - 1 Reply

I have a Master's degree in biology, but I'm not sure if I am eligible for certification. What other requirements would I need to fill in order to...

njbiodude in New Jersey

Updated 8 months ago

Have you had issues with California Laboratory Field Services (LFS)? - 1 Reply

I'm looking for people who have encountered issues obtaining CLS or limited CLS licensing in California. Specifically, tell me Laboratory Field...

ClsSFSU in Hayward, California

Updated 8 months ago

Applications in California -- when to expect a response? (SJSU, SFSU) - 39 Replies

I'm wondering if people know by what date applicants should expect to hear back (one way or another) from SJSU and SFSU for the mid-year deadlines...

meems in Amman, Jordan

Updated 8 months ago

Medical laboratory fields and post degrees. - 4 Replies

Hello. I'm currently studying medical laboratory sciences in the university. In my uni it takes 4 years to get a bachelor degree. I'm planning to...

ClsSFSU in Hayward, California

sfsu cls fall 2014

Hi, I was admitted into the CLS program at sfsu for fall 2014 receiving emails from the director and such. In her last email she said that...

Milton in San Luis Obispo, California

Updated 8 months ago

ASCP Practice Exams (NOT THE BOC) - 1 Reply

Hi, Just wondering, did any of you ever purchase the ASCP practice exams? (NOT THE BOC) If so, how were they and were they useful in prepping for...

vruza in Hampton, Virginia

Paying for CLS/MT clinical year

I have been accepted to a CLS/MT year long program as a 4+1. Before applying, I thought that I would be able to apply for federal loans, bank-tied...

Sean1983 in Ohio

Is the MLT program difficult?

I don't see much activity on the medical laboratory technician forum so I'll post here. How difficult is the 2 year associate degree MLT program? ...

njbiodude in New Jersey

Updated 8 months ago

GPA for post-bac MLS programs - 1 Reply

Hello all, I am a Pennsylvania resident (bio major) looking to apply to one-year MLS programs next year. Does anyone know what competitive GPAs...

NNC in Long Beach, California

Updated 8 months ago

Official Loma Linda University CLS 2012 Acceptance Thread - 33 Replies

Hi guys, I wanted to create this thread to invite any looming questions about LLUs Clinical Laboratory Science program such as financing, living...

Lara in Seattle, Washington

Medical tech programs

Does any one know which med tech programs in the US are the best ones? I applied to the UW med tech program, but as it has become very competitive,...

Manhattan in New York, New York

Updated 8 months ago

Entry level pay rate for a new grad in NYC? - 7 Replies

What would be an acceptable pay rate for entry level jobs with those who finished ASCP certification? Is the ASCP certification exam hard? What study...

Manhattan in New York, New York

Updated 8 months ago

Medical Technology Advanced Certificate after PhD Pharmacology - 4 Replies

Hello, Like many PhD graduates, I am unemployed with little hope of getting a job in industry. I have a Master's in chemistry as well, so I am...

Manhattan in New York, New York

Updated 9 months ago

Don't waste your time becoming a Medical Technologist - 90 Replies

Its not worth putting in all the education when two year mlt's are taking all the jobs. The pay is bad and no one respects you. Two year nurses make...

CLS559 in Fresno, California

Updated 9 months ago

National University CLS Program - 6 Replies

Hi. I'm just wondering if anyone is in the CLS program at National University and how is the program? I'm enrolled for Clinical Biochemistry in...

CLS559 in Fresno, California

Updated 9 months ago

Medical Tech student from philippines - 1 Reply

Hello guys I'm a Medtech student at Trinity University of Asia, which is one of the top schools here in the Philippines for Medtech. My question is,...

Matt in Fenton, Michigan


I am curious for those of you who live in a state where licensure is required what do I need to do to become licensed in those states. I am mainly...

Jv101 in Camarillo, California

Updated 9 months ago

Rejected from SJSU CGMBS....need advice - 2 Replies

Hi all, I am a senior graduating this May with a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology and hoping to become a CGMBS. I've applied for a trainee license...

jelz in Calamba, Philippines

Updated 9 months ago

ASCPi review?? - 54 Replies

which is the best review center for ASCPi certification, ACTS or Pioneer?? pls help, i need the contact no. of pioneer too. thanks.. and what review...

James Pa in Souderton, Pennsylvania

Updated 9 months ago

Just got accepted to MLS school. Advice? - 3 Replies

Hello all MTs or current MT students. I just received the phone call this week that I was accepted to Vanderbilt University MLS program, which starts...

Orami in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 9 months ago


I'm sure there has been another thread of this question but instead of rummaging through page after page looking for it I decided to make my...

Annie2 in Frisco, Texas

Updated 9 months ago

ASCP cert MT with MS in Med Tech-no jobs - 39 Replies

I have been off the bench in healthcare IT for the past 13 years and cannot convince anyone to hire me due to lack of experience. Had 6 years in the...

Pappenheimer CLS MLS ASCP SH in Bay Area, Ohio

Updated 9 months ago

So what is going on with the DCLS? - 1 Reply

I have been reading these forums researching grad school options and heard a lot of mention of it. Is it going to catch on? I have looked up some...

Sue in Spring Valley, California

Updated 9 months ago

Clinical laboratory science license question - 9 Replies

Hello all, I'm currently attending National university to get my Bachelors in Clinical laboratory science so I can transfer to a +1 post...

ViVii in San Diego, California

Updated 9 months ago

How should I dress for a Clinical Laboratory Tour before Interviews? - 5 Replies

I will dress up formally in a suit and tie for the interview, but how should I dress during the days I tour clinical sites/laboratories? Should I be...

aluan150 in San Marcos, California

Updated 9 months ago

Seeking to become a Medical Technologist - 7 Replies

Hi all, This is my first post on this forum, looking to get a little insight . I just had a couple of quick questions regarding making the...

Faustina in California

Updated 9 months ago

Differences in working in CA - 4 Replies

I'm currently licensed in Colorado (or everywhere except California) and considering moving to California. Aside from having to retake my exam, will...

Faustina in California

Updated 10 months ago

Does anyone work in a non hospital lab? - 1 Reply

Just curious if anyone has found employment outside of the hospital laboratory. Like maybe in laboratory sales, or pharmaceutical lab, biotech, or...

Jovial G Wessie in Cape Town, South Africa

Updated 10 months ago

ASCP AND NCA HAVE MERGED!!!!!!! - 124 Replies

The new organization will be called the ASCP Board of Certification (ASCP BOC). The certificant titles will be MLS(ASCP) and MLT(ASCP)....

Johnson1 in NYC, New York

Updated 10 months ago

Doctorate in CLS, a step forward to increase standards in the lab - 40 Replies

The doctorate in CLS is the next step to promote our profession. Such a move would increase standards in the lab and would increase salaries. NAACLS...

aluan150 in San Marcos, California

Updated 10 months ago

Can MLT's report in California? - 3 Replies

Is there a demand for MLT's in California? I'm thinking of moving there but concerned about the demand and how much more or less I'd make out...

Navy aspirant in Torrance, California

Updated 10 months ago

Army 68k Medical Laboratory Specialist to CLS/MT? - 10 Replies

Hello all. I am new to the forums here but have been reading up quite a bit of posts here but cannot find the answers I am looking for. I am...

Mimosa in Irvine, California

Updated 10 months ago

CLS Interview at SJSU. Please hare your Interview questions and ESSAY TOPIC. - 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I was accepted for an interview for the CLS program at San Jose State University. I was informed that there will be a 30 minute...

CLSStudent2012 in California

Updated 10 months ago

Getting the California CLS Trainee license - 6 Replies

So I received my degree but still am taking one last prerequisite for CLS programs (2nd half of medical microbiology). Will I be able to get the...

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