The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program welcomed incoming students with a MLT Jumpstart Orientation at the Medical Education Campus (MEC). The event was primarily focused on creating a strong foundation for student success.
Presentations included a program handbook review and computer access by MEC faculty and staff, library resource training by Diane Kearney and Kristin Snawder, student success and counseling services by Fahmeen Faruki, retention counseling with Tonda Shine, degree progress report and tutoring services with Angie Robinson, Kathleen Odige and Mariam Mashkour. There was a tour with Assistant Dean Karen Gordon and Glenn Flodstrom of the campus bookstore. The tour provided students with information about purchasing books and showcased the lecture room and laboratory, where students spend much of their time during their two years. Time was set aside for locker assignment and open lab orientation as well.
The MeLT Club, led by club advisor Stefanie Thompson, Patricia Martin-Mattocks of Student Life, and Gordon, also hosted and participated by providing a pizza lunch and fun activities for first-and-second-year students to mingle.
The MLT program at the MEC prepares students for the national certification exam for MLTs, making them eligible for employment in clinical laboratories, academia and industry. Special thanks to faculty and staff who, in addition to organizing this event, help ensure students know the importance of this program, and are retained and prepared academically to pass the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification Exam. This was the second successful MLT Jumpstart Orientation to welcome all Medical Lab Technology students.