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Job > Medical Technologist

Advice on finding a job in California after internship.

[QUOTE who="CLSStudent2012 in California"]I'm currently doing my internship this year, but I like to look at job postings once and a while and would like to get a rough ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

LabCE question difficulty correlation and adaptive test mode

Bump...
...for example, once you're finished with the LabCE computer-adaptive mode, it shows your AVERAGE question difficulty. Let's say my average difficulty is around 6 ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

LabCE question difficulty correlation and adaptive test mode

As the LabCE subscribers know, in review mode LabCE gives a question difficulty level after every right/wrong answer. I'm wondering if these numbers correlate in any way to the ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Studying for AAB- using LabCE?

The LabCE adaptive exams are intense, must more difficult than the regular simulator exams. If you're scoring above 70% on those, you'll be fine.

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

There is so many Microbiology Organisms How specfic is the ASCP exam and what to focus on?

The fact is that you probably aren't going to know them all. Not only are there a vast amount of pathogenic bacteria, there are also parasites, viruses and fungi that pose their ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Where else can I do 1 year training rotation.

Check the ASCP website, I believe they had a list of programs around the nation.

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

MLS year rotation

From what I've seen from the MLT program at our lab, it seems to be a mix of didactic training and practical lab experience. Unlike a traditional MT program in which a majority of ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Preparing to take ASCP MT exam in three weeks time

[QUOTE who="Puppyone in Corona, California"]I am planning to take CA MLT license exam. Is there anybody giving me an advice? I need to know how I study to pass this exam ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Can anyone share their interview experience with any CA CLS training program?

[QUOTE who="some dude in Long Beach, California"]
As the other folks say, work experience and a good personality is as important or even more important than GPA ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Do I have to be good at phlebotomy?

You're going to have that "tough stick" eventually. That's the reality. But phlebotomy is more of an art than anything; the more experience you get, the better you'll be.

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

I failed the ASCP exam

[QUOTE who="NJmedtech in Piscataway, New Jersey"]Here is my problem and I need some serious advice. I graduated from a NACCLS accredited program over 4 years ago, and ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Can anyone share their interview experience with any CA CLS training program?

The bottom line is that if you walk into a CLS training program with no laboratory experience, you're gonna have a difficult and challenging road ahead of you. Program directors ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Sacrifice medical privacy

A modern LIS (Laboratory Information/Interface System) has ingrained programming that "flags" unnecessary access to patient files not pertinent to the work at hand. For ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Can anyone share their interview experience with any CA CLS training program?

Sorry, but if you "memorize" all the standard interview questions, you're gonna be just like all the other applicants that do the same thing. You need to stand out, show ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

I failed the ASCP exam

Sorry to hear. Most people take the test within weeks of graduating, do you think your extended time off influenced your outcome?

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

The true facts about MT salaries and pay

[QUOTE who="Figureyouout in Canton, Ohio"]CLS48 didn't lived and desired to become a MT, life or his mind intervened. CLS48 wanted to be a doctor and go to med school but ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

CLS program at UCSD

No stipend last I heard. Apparently you rotate to a few different labs with a central emphasis on UCSD but I'm not sure which ones. When I interviewed, I left with a great ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Taking anti-depressants: Can I pass physical?

...as long as you have a prescription for them

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Another "how to do CLS" in California thread

Yeah, as mentioned, the 12 month rotation is a full-time job in itself. You might be able to squeeze in some part time work, but you also need to think about study time as well ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

What is your experience working in different clinical departments

It boils down to personal preferences. I like Micro, but don't really care for Blood Bank. There's plenty of others who would disagree though.

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

If no MLS programs nearby?

Take classes. They'll help you establish a foundation of science that you don't currently have. See if you like it or not.

2 years ago
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Preparing to take ASCP MT exam in three weeks time

[QUOTE who="MLS in Seattle, Washington"]

ASCP exam is not as hard as you think. If you can rule out at least 2 possible answers then you have a chance of passing ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Preparing to take ASCP MT exam in three weeks time

[QUOTE who="SWCMLT ... I used this Yellow Book Success in Clinical Laboratory Science. and Used Study Stack.com to make some review cards.[/QUOTE]

Congrats! The yellow ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

ASCP question

[QUOTE who="megaMOM in Watsonville, California"]Add "bottom line approach" by Theriot or Jarreau[/QUOTE]

Anyone else used this book? Someone mentioned it ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

I have a Bachelor degree in Biology and I'm interested in this field, but I have some questions

You need to look at the ASCP website for how exam eligibility would pertain to your particular situation.

I'm in a confusion state too; it's called California

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Future of the Lab?

Interesting article. It's exciting to think of the possibilities that this technology holds. But most of us (as scientists) are aware of the developments that are needed in order ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Preparing to take ASCP MT exam in three weeks time

[QUOTE who="Jen32 in Arlington, Texas"]What were you guys scoring on Labce before you took the test? Did you pass the actual exam?[/QUOTE]

Good question. I was in ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Kaiser Permanente Slave Labor Externship for Medical Lab Tech Program @ Folsom Lake College

[QUOTE who="hoapres in San Jose, California"]>> I don't think you have your facts straight.[/QUOTE]

Wow, great rebuttal. Shouldn't you be occupying San Jose?

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Kaiser Permanente Slave Labor Externship for Medical Lab Tech Program @ Folsom Lake College

[QUOTE who="hoapres in San Jose, California"]>>

...And there isn't a shortage of CLSs in CA. $30 an hour might sound like a lot of money but if you have to ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How exactly can i become a Medical Technologist

[QUOTE who="Liberty G."]I've just found this ongoing post and thought I would put in my two cents. First - a BS in MT is not easy. So for the nurse thinking of just ...

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

LAB TOURS

Congrats!

2 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Board of certification 5th edition study guide for clinical laboratory

Search online and you shall find!!! Seriously, I found 5 books online just now in under 30 seconds, it's not that hard. If you can find this forum then I assume you're somewhat ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Part time MT program??

The CLS/MT training regime is a full time gig. I haven't heard of many people working full-time during the training period. I had a part time job, and that was agonizing enough ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Landed an interview!!! Now what?

Congrats. My interview was pretty smooth, just be confident about yourself and your qualifications. Think about why you want to be a CLS and what motivated you pursue laboratory ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Landed an interview!!! Now what?

What kind of interview... job? training? parole? You're not going to get any answers when you're that vague.

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Preparing to take ASCP MT exam in three weeks time

[QUOTE who="Max in Fresh Meadows, New York"]Getting extremely NERVOUS, 6 days before test time and I still haven't really covered microbio fully. This blows I'm surely to ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist 3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Working in the lab at Central Prison

The phlebotomy part will suck, otherwise you're probably safe within the confines of the laboratory.

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Considering CLS

Do yourself a favor and schedule a lab tour of your local hospital laboratory. That would be an invaluable step in figuring out if this is something you even want to do as a career ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Any CLS training programs with evening/night clinicals?

I don't have an answer for you, but I've always thought that an evening rotation of CLS training (even a graveyard rotation) would be advantageous depending on the curriculum and ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

PHISICS CLASS FOR CALIFORNIA lICENSURE

Only 1 Physics class is required, but if you're taking phisics, then I believe they require 2 courses.

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist 3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

UC Irvine and UC Davis CLS training programs

^^^^great info, thanks for sharing

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

I have a BS in BIO - how can I become an MT?

haha!

@Lisa - start at the ASCP website(not Association of Spoiled Cow Products), they have some guidelines for certification that may help you out.

http://ascp.org ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Lab Tours - What to ask? What not to ask?

I went on class lab tour with an instructor who was a heckler on regulation. During the tour, we was pointing out all the HIPPA violations to the tour guide (who was the lab ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

MT/CLS Technical Specialist job, lots of travel...help!

[QUOTE who="peggy berry in Apex, North Carolina"]I'm contemplating becoming a traveling MT. Can you advice me, what should I look out for. Is there one traveling company ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How hard is it getting into those one year post-bac CLS programs?

[QUOTE who="Yadd in Staten Island, New York"]Lmao are you really hatin on me right now when im tryin to help u guys about the experience i had at new york methodist ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

How hard is it getting into those one year post-bac CLS programs?

[QUOTE who="Yadd in Staten Island, New York"]Yo itnwas a piece of cake but u gotta study lol now im waitin for my limited license so i can work. Then get the real license ...

3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist 3 years ago
Job > Medical Technologist

Requirements to get a CA CLS license

[QUOTE who="wm in Davis, California"]Does anyone have any recommendation to where I should take a hematology class in Davis/Sacramento area in Fall? Any acceptable online ...

3 years ago

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