Welcome to the CLSSA website.  CLSSA is a non-profit student association open to any UAB students who are interested in Medical Technology (MT) or Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS).

CLSSA Officers/Board for 2009-2010
clssaofficers2010 Officer Name E-mail
President Marissa Hitson mlh616@uab.edu
Vice-President Destiny Dulin dul1n3@uab.edu
Secretary Laura Griffin laurakg@uab.edu
Treasurer Marian Howse mariah@uab.edu
Faculty Advisor        Ms. Linda Jeff            jeffl@uab.edu

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Join our CLSSA facebook group to meet other members of CLSSA and students interested in Medical Technology or Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

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CLSSA Purpose and Goals
 

1. Promoting HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT among its members and peers.

2. PROVIDING STUDENT INPUT and REPRESENTING STUDENT INTERESTS to faculty and administration regarding student needs or concerns related to the MT or CLS program and/or the field of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

3. Supporting a network for SHARING INFORMATION regarding professional organizations such as the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS), American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), Certification class offerings, conferences and other seminars on topics of interest.

4. Establishing a FORUM FOR DISCUSSION among students about current issues in the field of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and the UAB MT/CLS Program of study.

5. RETAINING current pre-MT students and RECRUITING future students into the field of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

6. Promoting a supportive environment for FRATERNIZATION and SOCIALIZATION among its members.

             Why a degree in Medical Technology?

  • Opportunity to make an impact in health care by performing tests used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • Obtain skills in multidisciplines,(microbiology, chemistry, hematology, immunology and immunohematology) preparing graduates for national certification and positions throughout the country.
  • Opportunities for employment include physician’s office laboratories, hospital laboratories, research, sales/technical representative, public health /infection control, and many more.
  • Practitioners use state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation, perform chemical tests and microscopic analysis, cross-match blood for transfusions, isolate and identify infectious bacteria from cultures, and identify abnormal blood cells and antibodies.
  • An opportunity to apply your scientific aptitude and interest in helping people.

    Why a degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences?
  • Opportunity to make an impact in health care by performing tests used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • Obtain skills in multidisciplines(microbiology, chemistry, hematology, immunology and immunohematology) preparing graduates for national certification and positions throughout the country.
  • Opportunities for employment include physician’s office laboratories, hospital laboratories, research, sales/technical representative, public health /infection control, and many more.
  • Practitioners use state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation, perform chemical tests and microscopic     analysis, cross-match blood for transfusions, isolate and identify infectious bacteria from cultures, and identify abnormal blood cells and   antibodies.
  • An opportunity to apply your scientific aptitude and interest in helping people.
  • Opportunities for advancement into supervisory and management positions in health care settings.

CLSSA Application Form

Photo Album
Pictures of CLSSA activities

Information for students interested in MT or CLS
Links are provided to websites that provide more information about laboratory sciences and careers in the field.

Professional Societies & Organizations
Links to certifying boards and agencies, professional groups, CDC, etc.

For additional CLSSA information, contact the CLSSA officers or the faculty advisor.