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Job > Medical Technologist

Specialist in Blood Bank

Good topic! To anyone with an SBB, how long did you study and what materials did you use? What's the test process and what did you think of the difficulty of it? Do you find it ...

30+ days ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

CLS research

Thanks teffy. I've never really heard of CLS's doing research before. I'd be interested to know if anyone else on this board has experience with it.

4 months ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

California CLS Program Pre-reqs

Kevin, Google for "MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED FOR CLS PREREQUISITES" and you'll find a PDF file of classes in California that qualify. Not sure how useful that is to you if ...

4 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS Interview for SFSU

Google for "MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED FOR CLS PREREQUISITES" and you'll find a PDF file of the classes that qualify... however, some online classes no longer qualify (as of a ...

4 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Should I choose nursing or clinical laboratory science as a major

I don't know which career you would like better-- CLS or nursing. I know I'd prefer CLS because I don't want to work with patients. :) But if you feel much more drawn to nursing ...

7 months ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Clinical laboratory science career

Hi! I think your GPAs are fine. There are limited spots in the programs, so it's very competitive, but my GPA was 3.2 for science and I got in. It helped that I had a lot of lab ...

8 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Preparing to take ASCP MT exam in three weeks time

[QUOTE who="Proteus in Richmond, Kentucky"]Has anyone used the online ASCP practice tests? They are IMPOSSIBLE and incredibly discouraging...[/QUOTE]

I did labCE ...

8 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

ASCP question

KONJO, according to the LabCE site: "Among the survey respondants, those who had an average score of 75% or better on the Exam Simulator passed their board exam, and those who ...

9 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Medical Technologist starting hourly pay

On http://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/index.htm you might be able to get some idea of what people are being paid at various locations...

10 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

BS in medical lab science - entry level jobs?

For myself I worked in research labs, checking the websites of universities and hospitals for positions. There are also technicians in hospital labs that don't need to be licensed ...

10 months ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Does anyone have any questions to ask a recent CSULA CLS graduate?

Hi John S,

Yes, I took my prereqs long after graduation. Some (hematology and medical microbiology) I took with lab at Cal State LA, and others (immunology and clinical ...

11 months ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Help with prereqs!

XIllusionist, if you do take classes online, make sure they'll be accepted by the state. I'm hearing on this board that some online classes that used to qualify no longer do. I'm ...

11 months ago
Job > Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Does anyone have any questions to ask a recent CSULA CLS graduate?

Pretty much all the Cal State schools offer them. Good luck! Make sure you have your three units of Physics with light and electricity too.

11 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Finally recieved my CA CLS Trainee License after 4 years! I need some advice.

I've heard of people retaking classes to boost their GPA. And if you do that, the professors of your new classes can be your recommendations. Since you already have a job, you ...

12 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Med Tech & Animal Testing

I don't know how you might feel about animal products, but there would be some of those in the hospital lab, like sheep's blood agar plates and monoclonal antibodies made using ...

13 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How often do you draw blood in this field

At my hospital we have phlebotomists, nurses, and LTA's who cover the blood drawing, and the CLS's never do it.

Thanks for the info, BigDog-- makes perfect sense to me ...

13 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

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

I hadn't heard that. What a shame, if true. I took the quant chem class from Weber a few years ago because there wasn't room in the classes at Cal State LA or Cal Poly Pomona ...

13 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Where to Apply for CLS Program Next Year?

You're welcome! I'm still in my internship year at Eisenhower, and I love the people here. All the studying is hard but I've gotten better at handling it. I don't know what ...

14 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Loma Linda University CLS Program

Hi Red and Nicknick! Loma Linda wasn't one of the schools I was trying for, so I'm not sure if my experience is relevant at all to that, but for me the biggest difference the ...

14 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Where to Apply for CLS Program Next Year?

Hi Megan! It looks to me like you're already doing the things you need to do to be a good candidate. You have good classes and your work experience is very related to the CLS ...

14 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Loma Linda University CLS Program

Good luck, Nicknick! I didn't get into a program the first year I tried either. I hope you'll be successful next year!

15 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Requirements to get a CA CLS license

Carbonic acid, I believe you have to have taken all the required classes, including that one. I heard of a person with much CLS experience in another state being unable to get a ...

15 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Application for the CLS training program- Fall 2014

Hi John S.,

I also wondered if my age would be a disadvantage in the application process, but as far as I can tell, it wasn't, even though I've never met an intern or ...

16 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Application for the CLS training program- Fall 2014

Hi KM,

There are some pre-requisite classes that must have been taken within the last seven years, and I believe Biochemistry is one of them, so maybe that's your ...

16 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How competitive are CA CLS programs?

Hi CLS_in_training! I've heard that lab experience is very helpful, and all four interns in my program this year had a lot of experience, so you might see if you can find any way ...

16 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Is Quantitative Analysis the same thing as Analytical Chemistry?

Your physics coursework needs to include "instruction in the principles of light and electricity". That's what the state checks for. A girl in my program found out ...

18 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Application for the CLS training program- Fall 2014

Make sure you pay attention to the deadline of each application-- is that the date it has to be *postmarked*, or the date it has to be *received*?

A few programs want your ...

19 months ago
Job > Medical Technologist

4 more courses. Where Can I take these in the bay area?

Here's the spreadsheet whisper mentions:

http://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1xeowDqdxT1RUVpY2YwOEREd1U/edit?usp=sharing

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS internships in CA in 2013: how many apply, how many positions?

Thanks-- that makes me feel much better about getting rejected from UCSD!

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS career path dead-end?

I sympathize! But I don't think pre-reqs expire that fast, do they? I thought it was just a few specific pre-reqs that expire, and after seven years, not three, according to the ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS internships in CA in 2013: how many apply, how many positions?

Hi folks! I'm curious about all the different internship programs in California, how many people apply to them, how many are interviewed, and how many eventually accepted. I've ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Anyone going to CLS Program interview at UC Davis in Nov 2012?

To CLS potential in San Diego-- I thought I had missed out on Cal State LA, but they just sent me an email a couple of hours ago letting me know that interviews are going to be ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Cytogenetics?

I got a cytogenetics license in California twelve years ago by training on the job. I was hired by a lab and learned from them, so they continued to be my job when I got my ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS program in Cal Poly Pomona?

[QUOTE who="CLS48 in California"]
That's the most up to date approved programs list from the CA Health department website. Pomona isn't on there. I doubt it is. I ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS program in Cal Poly Pomona?

The program is approved by CA; it's just not yet approved for federal student loans (last I heard). It consists of the internship year. The head of the program is Dr. Nancy ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Chemistry classes for CA license.

You also need biochemistry, and I believe that's it for the chemistry classes. There's also a minimum number of units in chemistry that you need to meet, but I think all those ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Chemistry classes for CA license.

You would need biochemistry as well, and I think that's it for the required chemistry courses, but also there's some minimum number of units you need to accumulate in chemistry ...

3 years ago