You guys don’t look too excited about this forum. For half of you, this is your last forum before Externship. For the rest, you will get there shortly. Look at our two new teachers in the back: Ms. Lambert and Ms. Barnwell. I hope you ladies have enjoyed working with these students. Let’s get ready for Lab Week which is coming up in April.
Please join me in congratulating Joanne on passing her AMT certification exam. She has now joined our profession as a Medical Laboratory Technician. YAY!!!! Joanne. I am thrilled to have been a small part in your journey. Be well, Mrs. Dorsett
I have received some questions about the MT Prep Course. Therefore, I will answer some of them here.
- Will this course work for me if I have not completed a technician or technologist program? – No. You have graduated from an accredited institution for with a degree that allows you to sit for the certification exam.
- How does the course work? – I have developed modules that cover topics pertinent to the certification exam. The student will go through each module to review the information. The student will then take an exam over the material covered in the module. There are three options for proceeding from that point. The first option allows the student access to the material and exams and basic feedback from Mrs. Dorsett. The second option allows the student to add weekly webinar sessions with Mrs. Dorsett regarding the material presented. The third option allows the student to add weekly face-to-face sessions with Mrs. Dorsett
- What does the modules consist of? – The modules consist of power points, videos, case studies, and pictures. This varies by topic.
- How long will it take to complete the course? – The basic module is 12 weeks. Depending upon what you are attempting to accomplish, you can complete one course or you can complete additional modules. For example, there is a Medical Technology Chemistry module that is 24 weeks. It can be completed in 12 weeks if the student has sufficient knowledge to complete it.
- Can I complete the module in less than 12 week? – Yes This will be discussed on a case by case basis.
- What qualifies you to teach this course? – I am the MLT program manager at a college. I created the course at the request of my students who wanted extra preparation for their AMT exam. All of those students have passed their exams. I was then asked to create information to help students study for the MT exam. Those students have passed their exams. I have 10 years of experience as a former exam writer for the NCA, which has now joined with ASCP. I have more than 25 years of experience in the laboratory and I started my first tutoring business more than 30 years ago. I understand that students learn differently and teachers must work to teach them so that they can understand the material. The premise of my teaching style is a holistic approach to learning. I do not focus solely on memorization, as this technique has not been the most beneficial. I teach the concepts from each discipline and then I link them together.
- How can I get started? – Complete the Intake form on the MT Prep page. I will send you a link to take a free entrance exam. This will allow me to determine how I can assist you. We will then have a phone conference to discuss how to proceed.
I love the excitement that new students have when they learn something new in the lab.
Congratulations Sherline on receiving your State of Florida MLT license. I know you look forward to your promotion with your current employer.
Congratulations Danya A. She received her MLT license on 10/31/18. I am beyond proud of you. She was hired by a local lab and she is on track to take her MT exam. Keep soaring Danya!!!!