Open Forum

Expand all | Collapse all

Now accepting applicants for the Mentorship Program!

  • 1.  Now accepting applicants for the Mentorship Program!

    Posted 6 days ago
    Are you are new member looking to get more involved in ASCLS? Are you a student or new professional looking for career advice? Are you an ASCLS member that would like make a difference in the lives of our younger and/or newer members?

    If you fall into any of those categories, please consider being a part of the ASCLS mentorship program. This is an exciting opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, while developing a meaningful relationship with another member of ASCLS.  We are now accepting both mentor and mentee applications for our 2018 - 2019 program year.  You can find more information about the program, such as who can be a mentor or mentee, here: Mentorship Group Applications are due by August 15, 2018.

    Ready to apply to be a mentee? Go here: ASCLS 2018-2019 Mentee Application Survey

    Ready to apply to be a mentor? Go here:  ASCLS 2018-2019 Mentor Application Survey

    Melanie Giusti
    Mentorship Committee Chair

  • 2.  RE: Now accepting applicants for the Mentorship Program!

    Posted 6 days ago
    So excited to see the program up and running again!  Great work to Melanie and the rest of the committee!

    Stephanie Noblit, MLS (ASCP)CM
    JD candidate, Class of 2019
    Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law.
    Philadelphia, PA

  • 3.  RE: Now accepting applicants for the Mentorship Program!

    Posted 5 days ago
    ​I have been involved in the mentorship program from the beginning and have served as a mentor.  Speaking from the mentor side of the program, it has been a rewarding experience.

    I can clearly recall my early years in ASCLS, prior to a formal mentorship program.  I remember the critical role my mentors played in my life. They confirmed the value of a strong professional organization, not only for the profession as a whole, but for me as an individual.  It was their influence that cause me to get active in ASCLS and remain active my entire career.  This is what I desire to give to newer ASCLS members through the ASCLS mentorship program.

    It was a pleasure to meet with my mentees and discuss our profession and the role ASCLS played in her past and continues to play in her future.  I enjoyed discussing the history of ASCLS, its structure, and the many ways one can get involved.  It was particularly memorable when we discussed professionalism, legislative issues, and careers in laboratory medicine.  However, the best part was meeting my mentees at the ASCLS national meeting.  Connecting a face to the person really cemented our relationship. It is my hope that the individuals I have attempted to mentor, through the mentorship program and informally over time, will see and internalize my passion for laboratory medicine and ASCLS and follow in my footsteps as I have followed in the footsteps of those before me.

    Tim R. Randolph

    Tim Randolph
    Associate Professor
    Saint Louis University
    Fenton MO
    (314) 920-0354

  • 4.  RE: Now accepting applicants for the Mentorship Program!

    Posted 4 days ago
    I ECHO Tim's comments regarding a mentorship program. I would like to also thank Stephanie Noblit for her vision with this ongoing program. I encourage all my current and former students, colleagues, and friends to join in the wonderful "pay it forward" work. We all have an important part to play in the lives of others.

    What is a Mentor?
    Linkedin remove preview
    What is a Mentor?
    Recently, I had the privilege of contributing an invited article for ASCLS Today (my professional organization) regarding mentoring. Mentoring occurs
    View this on Linkedin >

    Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SV, SM(ASCP) CMMBCM, FACSc
    TACLS Past President (2017-19); Global Fellow

    Chair & Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)
    Associate Dean for Research, College of Health Professions

    Texas State University
    CLS, HPB 363 (Dean, HPB 201H)
    601 University Drive
    San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
    512-245-3300 (Dean);512-245-2562 (CLS);512-245-7860 (fax)

    Twitter: @RodneyRohde

    Texas State:
    ACC website:

  • 5.  RE: Now accepting applicants for the Mentorship Program!

    Posted 3 days ago
    Having gone through the pilot year of the mentorship program I can speak from the mentee side.

    Everyone in this organization has been in the role of mentor or mentee wether we realize it or not. This mentorship program is fantastic, because having a mentor that is within the organization but not necessarily from your state or local group can help provide you with a different perspective. The program helps guide you in the direction that you want to go in within ASCLS wether its at the national, regional, state, or local level.

    My mentor was able to help me understand what ASCLS does with the Government Affairs Committee and the importance of lobbying for our profession. To be able to get the opportunity to talk about the issues that ASCLS lobbies for one on one was fantastic. I was able to better understand what ASCLS stands for and that we are fighting to better not only our profession but patient safety as well. All of that was done in conjunction with learning about where our society started and where we all fit into this grassroots organization.

    I know that I can still reach out to my mentor with any questions or concerns because of this program. I wouldn't be where I am professionally or in this organization without the guidance my mentor gave me.

    James Gardner

    James Gardner, MLS(ASCP)CM
    LifeShare Blood Center