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Dept of Medical Technology
305 Willard Hall
Education Building
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-3720
Ph: (302) 831-2849


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POSITIVE Traits of MLS students  NEGATIVE Traits of MLS students
Arrives early and returns from lunch and breaks on time Arrives late
When being late is unavoidable, or an emergency arises, contacts clinical instructor in a timely fashion Fails to communicate 
Studies for the task and asks relevant questions Asks irrelevant questions
Feels comfortable with the idea that they lack all the answers and strives to expand his/her knowledge  Pretends that they know it all or makes excuses for a lack of knowledge such as I haven't had that since my junior year
Follows directions well Follows own agenda
Understands some gofer work is part of the job Objects to routine work
Displays enthusiasm Lacks energy and enthusiasm

Complains that this is not the area of medical laboratory science that he/she enjoys

Understands that they are a guest in the affiliate laboratory  Demands or expects constant attention
Follows rules and regulations Disregards rules and policies
Socializes appropriately with laboratory staff Remains aloof
Is willing to do more Completes only the required objectives
Routinely checks in with clinical instructor Fails to keep clinical instructor informed about activities
Tries to understand the task at hand by listening carefully Jumps in too soon without fully understanding the instructions

Review Books for Certification Examinations
  • Ciulla, A.P., & Lehman, D.C., eds, Success! in Clinical Laboratory Science, 4th edition, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2010.
  • Harr, R., ed. Clinical Laboratory Science Review, 3rd edition, F.A. Davis, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.
  • Tanabe, P.A. & Holladay, E.B., eds, BOR Study Guide, 5th edition, ASCP Press, 2009.

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Free Publications
Laboratory Organizations
Organization Address Phone/FAX/web address
8101 Glenbrook Road 
Bethesda, MD 20814-2749
P: 301-907-6977
F: 301-907-6895
AACC American Association for Clinical Chemistry
1850 K Street, N.W., Suite 625
Washington, DC 20006
P: 800-892-1400
F: 202-887-5093
ASCLS American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
6701 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
P: 301-657-2768
F: 301-657-2909
ASCP American Society for Clinical Pathology
33 West Monroe St., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
P: 312-541-4999
F: 312-541-4998
ASM American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
P: 202-737-3600
ASPT American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians
PO Box 1831
Hickory, NC 28603
P: 828-294-0078
F: 828-327-2969
BOC ASCP Board of Certification
P.O. Box 12277
Chicago, IL 60603
P: 800-267-2727

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
P: 800-232-4636

CLMA Clinical Laboratory Management Association
401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200 Chicago, IL 60611
P: 312/321-5111
CAP College of American Pathologists
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750
P: 800-323-4040

IFBLS International Federation of Biomedical Science
PO Box 2830 LCD 1
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8N 3N8

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