Opening Keynote: Workforce Issues and Their Impact on MLT and MLS Practicum/Clinical Training

Thursday, February 21
1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Location: Maryland Ballroom  A-D

MLS and MLT programs are often faced with challenges due to a changing business dynamic in the lab industry—consolidations of labs and workforce shortages due to increasing retirements. These issues can affect placement of students for clinical rotations. Hear from a panel about three different aspects of workforce issues, including the recent ASCLS position paper on the workforce shortage; how some programs are creatively dealing with a shortage of clinical sites; and results from a recent survey of lab managers about their perspective.

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