In an effort to create a strong foundation for student success, the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program welcomed incoming students with a MLT Jumpstart Orientation at the Medical Education Campus (MEC) on Aug. 15.
MLT professors Amy McCarty and Stefanie Raymundo-Thompson provided information on the five-semester 20-month curriculum, which is designed to prepare students for certification and employment as medical laboratory technicians in various healthcare venues. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) exam for MLT as well as other national certification exams.
Presentations from the orientation included a program handbook and computer access review, library resource training, student success and counseling services, degree progress report and tutoring services. Students also toured the campus bookstore and the MLT lecture room and laboratory. The MeLT Club hosted and provided a pizza lunch and fun activities for first-and-second-year students to mingle after their information sessions.
Gratitude is extended to all MEC faculty and staff who, in addition to organizing this event, helped to ensure students understood the importance of the MLT program. This was the third successful MLT Jumpstart Orientation to welcome all medical lab technology students.