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2019 ASCLS Mentor Program

  • 1.  2019 ASCLS Mentor Program

    Posted 01-07-2019 09:09
    So far we that are participants in the 2019 ASCLS Mentor Program have been at it for nearly 6 months as of January 2019!

     Personally this has been a great journey for me so far, I was paired with an awesome Mentor a serving leader in my eyes. The program was something I've been itching for; guidance, someone who will listen, willing to build relationships and give feedback. I've been blessed with that and boy have things been moving quickly in the areas of engagement, Aspiring Leadership, resume building, Healthy Teams, and transparent conversations.

     I know you get out what you put in, and though my Mentor and I live in different time zones it didn't stop me from sending her a "Happy New Year" and sharing my Birthday with her (I play it pretty low key).
    *Transparent Moment*
    During our last phone call in December 2018 I was working an event at Cleveland Clinic Caregivers Giving Gratitude and I was late for our phone call. My Mentor and I had a fit of laughter over the phone with my profuse apologies with all of the noise of the event in the background. I felt so guilty at my own slip up with our time saved in my calendar incorrectly, she was understanding and still gave me some of the time in her day to go over points we'd agreed to follow up on from November 2018.*

    The idea that others care about stretching us young professionals and coaching us, tapping into what makes us tick and in a healthy way growing that and encouraging the change is what I see happening.

    Thank you to all of the Mentors (not only in this program but at my home base CCF RTPLMI) who are putting time and really working to tease out the greatness in their Mentee. Mentees remember we have to step up and bring ourselves and even our shortcomings to the table so we can be even better, don't waste the year we've been given with this opportunity.


    Angela Zellner
    Medical Technologist
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation PLMI
    Twinsburg OH

  • 2.  RE: 2019 ASCLS Mentor Program

    Posted 01-08-2019 18:53
    Hi Angela,

    I'm so happy to hear that you are having such a great experience so far in the mentorship program.  When we created the mentorship program a few years ago this is exactly what we hoped people's experiences would be like.  I appreciate you sharing your journey with us so far.  I hope it only continues to get better.


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

  • 3.  RE: 2019 ASCLS Mentor Program

    Posted 01-09-2019 17:08
    Hello Angela,

    Thank you for your inspiring comments. Your experience thus far is what the committee and mentors have hoped to achieve.  Thank you for sharing.

    I encourage other mentors and mentees to share their experiences, both current and past participants.

    Tim R. Randolph
    Chair, 2019 ASCLS Mentorship Committee

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

  • 4.  RE: 2019 ASCLS Mentor Program

    Posted 01-10-2019 14:08
    I'm one of the mentees this year and absolutely love it! I've learned a lot about the MLS profession and what to expect once I get my certification. I also love hearing about different opportunities in ASCLS that I would not know about otherwise. I hope to get some of my classmates involved in the mentorship program when applications open again because having a mentor is a huge benefit for any student trying to get into the profession. My biggest hope is to break classmates out of thinking they lack time for participating in ASCLS and realize how amazing this community is. Community makes a career all the more enjoyable.

    Allicia Gunderman
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis MN
    (651) 485-9176