By Wendy Sarubbi | April 1, 2011 1:41 pm

About 80 medical laboratory professionals recently received the latest training thanks to the College of Medicine’s Medical Laboratory Sciences program at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. The continuing education program was jointly sponsored with the Florida Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (FSCLS).

At the FSCLS’s 2011 Spring Symposium, medical laboratory professionals received updates on microbiology, hematology, Florida laws and regulations for licensure, HIV-AIDS and lab safety.

“The response from the participants was fantastic,” said Dorilyn Hitchcock, program director of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program. “People were begging us to do it again.”

An article and photos about the training will be included on the FSCLS’ web site, highlighting the Burnett school’s successful Medical Laboratory Sciences program. Lab professionals and Medical Laboratory Science faculty members and students had a chance to network and students were able to participate in the program.

Tiffany Jones, a senior in the Burnett program, received a $1,000 scholarship from the FSCLS. Tiffany plans to work in an Orlando hospital medical laboratory when she graduates.

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