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Cy in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 1 month ago

AMT versus ASCP Certification - 410 Replies

I have been looking so many sites on job opportunities and wonders me why some vacancy announcements choosing as a requirement ASCP over AMT. I...

njbiodude in California

Updated 1 month ago

Moving to California after getting CLS - 1 Reply

HI, I am enrolled in a CLS program in Wisconsin, which i might complete in spring 2018. The program has 12 months professional training component. I...

Inom in Thiensville, Wisconsin

Updated 1 month ago

is AAB MT certification good enough to get entry level job in clinical lab? - 4 Replies

I am a PhD in Biological Sciences and want to make a shift towards clinical side. I have 8+ years of Lab/research experience, but non clinical. So my...


Updated 1 month ago

What's the deal with the New York State license?? - 11 Replies

Hi, I am an MT(ASCP), certified in 1993. I have just moved to the greater NYC area and I am applying for the NYS license. I was told that since I...

FrenchPotatoes in Miami Beach, Florida

Shadowing in Miami-Dade County

Hello, I am looking for a physician to shadow in Miami-Dade County. I currently live in Miami Beach and have access to a car, so transportation is...

James in Washington

Updated 2 months ago

MLS Curriculum - 1 Reply

I am a freshman in college majoring in medical laboratory science. I have looked at the curriculums for various schools and they all differ a bit,...

Minkiteer85 in Garden Grove, California

Updated 2 months ago

How competitive are CA CLS programs? - 51 Replies

I am applying to a few of California's CLS programs mostly in Northern California but I am also looking at some schools in Southern California. Any...

akillusbe in Colton, California

Updated 2 months ago

Anyone accepted to the TTUHSC program for next year? - 39 Replies

Hi y'all! I will be attending TTUHSC's online CLS program starting in the Fall, and I am really excited to start the program! I wanted to see if...

Ria Hawkeye in California

Updated 2 months ago

How Hireable is an M(ASCP) versus MLS(ASCP) - 11 Replies

I have a B.S. in Biology and am pursuing a postbaccalaureate certificate in Clinical Microbiology that will qualify me to sit for the exam for...

marus in Lafayette, Louisiana

Updated 2 months ago

Going no where with a BA in psychology? - 214 Replies

It has been about a year since I graduate with my BA in Psychology. I feel stuck going no where. I have a 2.5 gpa so getting into graduate school...

MT Joy in Mount Airy, North Carolina

Updated 2 months ago

AMT IS WORTHLESS - 161 Replies

ASCP has the sole license in the state of new york, therefore you cannot work if someone has their AMT. How many other states will follow? Once the...

njbiodude in California

Updated 2 months ago

The true facts about MT salaries and pay - 881 Replies

I've been reading too many threads and comments about how med techs do not get paid well. To those who may be thinking about becoming a med tech, let...

gem_ in Oklahoma

Updated 2 months ago

Masters in? - 3 Replies

Hello Everyone, I am now a working Medical technologist for a year now and I wanted to go to the next level in my education and get a master's...

Vandy in Irvine, California

Updated 2 months ago

anybody ever enrolled in CLS program at UCI? or has been invited for the interview this year? - 18 Replies

I am applying for CLS program at UCI this year. I took all the prerequest courses online because I am still working full-time as researcher. So I did...

Inom in Thiensville, Wisconsin

Updated 2 months ago

suggestion for a Ph.D. getting ASCP certificate - 11 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...

Patty McB McGuire in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 2 months ago

The HEW certification.. - 1 Reply

I am an MLT (ASCP) with the HEW... Does anyone recognize the HEW ??

Madhu in Morrisville, North Carolina

MLT vs clinical research

Hi I am in a dilemma of choosing either MLT or going into clinical research as CTRA. The only advantage is I have a diploma back from my home...

emma in Houston, Texas

CLS: finish 2 years program or an associate of science

Hi all. I want to transfer into MD Anderson school to get a bachelor. But I'm wondering which way is the best for me. My friend told me if I earned a...

ms.j in Portage, Indiana


Im planning on taking the ASCP Microbiology exam in a couple of months and was wondering if someone could recommend what text to study, input about...

MaryMaryQuite in Cleveland, Ohio

Whats the best way to study for ascp MLT? Any Book recommendation?

I am planning on taking my MLT exam again, i failed 6 weeks ago by 48 points and i am determined to pass this time. Last time i studied alot of MT...

Molly10 in Evanston, Illinois

Question about Evanston Hospital (Illinois) laboratory program

I have a question about Northshore Evanston Hospital laboratory program. For the clinical rotation, do you stay at the Evanston hospital or could...

septimawhishart in Massachusetts

Medical Mission Trip as Medical Technologist

Hi colleagues! Has anyone ever volunteered in a Medical Mission Trip as a Medical Technologist/Clinical Lab Scientist/Phlebotomist? (eg. Doctors...

njbiodude in California

Updated 3 months ago

Regret OT - Going to CLS - 7 Replies

I have been a COTA for 9 months now and abhor it. I had doubts going in, while in school, during fieldwork (didn't enjoy it), and while working. I...

LC2016 in Texas

Updated 3 months ago

texas tech second degree cls program - 28 Replies

Is anybody graduated or in the Texas tech second degree cls program? If yes can I ask question about the program? There us a thread about phone...

afarr in Costa Mesa, California

Updated 3 months ago

Requirements to get a CA CLS license - 646 Replies

There are a lot of people on this forum that have asked how to get a CA CLS license and the education requirements. The information is below. The...

Photogal57 in Jersey City, New Jersey

Updated 3 months ago

Salary for Traveling Medical Technologist - 111 Replies

I am looking into becoming a traveling medical technologist. I am wondering what the average pay is for a traveling medical tech is. Is $50/hr...

Minkiteer85 in Garden Grove, California

Updated 4 months ago

Quest Diagnostics Training Program - 15 Replies

Hi, I have been accepted into Quest Diagnostics to do my CLS training program. I was wondering if anyone here has done their CLS training at Quest...

Looking in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 4 months ago

Medical Laboratory Technologist Sponsoring Hospitals in USA - 7 Replies

Any one know about hospitals sponsoring Medical Technologists?

lucero in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

How to Become a Medical Technologist - 1 Reply

Hi everyone. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology and am interested in becoming a Medical Technologist. However, I've decided this after I entered...

lclcml in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

Updated 4 months ago

CA License Documentation - 2 Replies

I'm trying to apply for my CA CLS (Generalist) license and I believe I've gotten everything together with the exception of the letter of experience...

ksmls in Prairie Village, Kansas

Updated 4 months ago

Does it ever both you? - 1 Reply

Dear Forum, I am an ASCP-certified MLS. I work in a esoteric testing reference lab. Many of my co-workers are not certified. They were able to...

Kirkwt in Wilmington, North Carolina

Updated 4 months ago

ASCP MT but no BS - 2 Replies

Is it possible anymore to find a MT position without a BS? Went back to school 20 years ago with a BA took the classes to get into a one year...

CLShopeful in San Clemente, California

CA limited CLS Toxicology License

I really want to open my own clinical toxicology lab. The money here is insane. I hear lab directors make $150k+ in California, and there are so...

ksmls in Prairie Village, Kansas

Updated 4 months ago

Is Medical Technology a good idea for me? - 1 Reply

After this past semester, my GPA is now a 2.96. Next semester I will be a Junior and will be applying to my clinical year at two different hospital...

erisshyti89 in Brooklyn, New York

NYS Medical Laboratory License

Hey how are you? Sorry to bother you. I found your profile looking for someone who is ASCP LICENSED on Facebook. I studied MLS in Greece and I came...

Rahman in Reseda, California

Updated 4 months ago

Clinical laboratory science license question - 10 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...

Mt queens girl in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 4 months ago

Anyone complete the New York Methodist CLS program?? - 110 Replies

Has anyone completed the NEW YORK METHODIST CLS PROGRAM, and/or especially the online distance education one? If so any feedback? thank you!!

AustinTT2017 in Austin, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

CLS Program recommendations? My Choices are UTMB, MD Anderson, TexasTech... - 13 Replies

Hi there! I plan on applying to a CLS program this Spring 2015 but I'm not sure which school to apply to! I live in Houston, TX and my choices are...

VS in Irvine, California

Updated 4 months ago

BS in Biology to Med Tech - 3 Replies

I just graduated in december with a bach in biology. I want to be a medical technologist but I am a little lost on the process. I did a whole year of...

Cheryl in Durham, North Carolina

Updated 4 months ago

What does your state and/or employer recognize? AMT, ASCP, AAB? - 20 Replies

I sounds like there is confusion, misinformation, and ignorance out there about what each state recognizes(AMT, ASCP, AAB). Please give the state...

Lissa in Atlanta, Georgia

Updated 4 months ago

MLT starting salary - 450 Replies

I know the average salary for a technician in my area is $38,000. Can anybody tell me what the starting salaries are like for a technician? What is...

bonny in Houston, Texas

Cuviello Reference Manual of Medical Technology AMT Exam

Where can i buy this or does anyone wants to sell it to me.

bonny in Houston, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

need Cuviello's Reference Manual - 8 Replies

hi, i need Cuviello's Reference Manual I , II ? hola necesito el Cuviello's Reference Manual I , II con urgencia

L. Benton in Houston, Texas

Updated 4 months ago

MLT to MT Fast Track - 1 Reply

I am wanting to do the MLT to MT fast track. Has any one got any suggestions of where online was a good program as I will have to do it completely...

cah08j in Deerfield Beach, Florida

AAB Test

Hi Everyone, I have a quick question. I know with the AAB test for MT, you can take the Generalist test with all 5 subjects, but if you fail one...

jane feline in Alameda, California

specialist in microbiology(ASCP)-not limited license

Has anyone sat for the SM(ASCP)-specialist in microbiology exam and what materials did you use to prepare for the test?? How often and how did you...

cls1617 in Lakewood, California

Updated 5 months ago

Application for the CLS training program- Fall 2014 - 520 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...

MeMe1111 in Austin, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

MLS program in Houston for working people - 1 Reply

Hello, I'm currently Phd student in biology in Houston, and I'm interested in the MLS program. Could anyone kindly tell me which Houston school...

MeMe1111 in Austin, Texas

Updated 5 months ago

new job for a new grad - 1 Reply

Hello I recently graduated from the MLT program and I have been offered job at a hospital in Chemistry department. I'm very worried and not sure...

TammyH88 in El Monte, California

Updated 5 months ago

LFS No Longer Accepts Medical Microbiology and Analytical Chemistry from Weber State! - 17 Replies

So LFS in California no longer recognizes med micro and quant. chem. from Weber State Online Course to get the CLS Trainee License. Anyone else hear...

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