Professional Success Series

Sponsored by AACC and SYCL, these free lectures provide young laboratorians with practical suggestions and tools for succeeding in today's tough job market.


Interview Skills for Job Seekers and Fellowship Candidates
Christopher McCudden, PhD, FACB
Assistant Professor and Associate Director Core Laboratory
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

 

 

Carmen Wiley, PhD, FACB, DABCC,
Director of Chemistry and Immunology, Point of Care, and the Bioanalytical Laboratory
Provident Sacred Heart Medical Center and PAML, Spokane, WA

 

 

Program Description: Interviewing for a job or fellowship is a nerve-wracking process. This lecture provides participants with tips and tricks for having a good telephone or in-person interview.

Learning objectives: Learners will be able to discuss what to expect in telephone and in-person interviews and potential pitfalls to avoid.

Target audience: Fellows and anyone in laboratory medicine who is interested in improving their interview skills.

Click here for a transcript of this lecture and additional resources. 1 hour of ACCENT credit is available for completion of this activity. Christopher McCudden and Carmen Wiley have no conflicts of interest or disclosures for participating.


Networking
Carmen Wiley, PhD
Director of Chemistry and Immunology, Point of Care, and the Bioanalytical Laboratory
Provident Sacred Heart Medical Center and PAML, Spokane, WA

 

 

James Hernandez, MD, MS
Medical Director of Laboratories
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ



Program Description:
In today's tough job market, networking can be an essential aspect of finding a job. In this lecture you'll learn the importance of networking and how to use both face to face networking and social media to increase your professional opportunities.

Learning objectives: Learners will be able to discuss the importance of networking, how to use social media to network, and some tips and tools for promoting themselves.

Target audience: Anyone interesting in learning more about networking and social media.

Click here for a transcript of this lecture and additional resources. 1 hour of ACCENT credit is available for completion of this activity. Carmen Wiley and James Hernandez have no conflicts of interest or disclosures for participating.


Submitting a Manuscript for Publication
 Thomas Annesley, PhD
Professor of Clinical Chemistry
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Program Description: Submitting a manuscript is so much more than putting words to a page. This lecture discusses all of the important considerations for writing and submitting a manuscript.

Learning objectives: Learners will be able to identify how to choose the right journal for submitting a publication, list issues involved with submission, and recognize potential copyright issues.

Target audience: Anyone in laboratory medicine who is interested in improving their writing and publication submission skills.

Click here for a transcript of this lecture and additional resources. 1 hour of ACCENT credit is available for completion of this activity. Thomas Annesley has no conflicts of interest or disclosures for participating.


Preparing an Abstract for a Scientific Conference
Thomas Annesley, PhD
Professor of Clinical Chemistry
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI



Program Description: This lecture focuses on how and why to prepare an abstract for a scientific conference.

Learning objectives: Learners will be able to list the purpose, process, and benefits of preparing an abstract for a scientific conference.

Target audience: Anyone in laboratory medicine who is interested in improving their abstract writing skills.

Click here for a transcript of this lecture and additional resources. 1 hour of ACCENT credit is available for completion of this activity. Thomas Annesley has no conflicts of interest or disclosures for participating.


 



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