About SYCL

SYCL stands for the Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians, a special program to serve the needs of younger AACC members. We automatically enroll members under the age of 40, as well as those in training programs. There is no application or fee to join. Please review the links to the left of this page where you will find information for those early in their careers, including practical advice on such things as preparing for board exams, landing a new job, securing travel grants, and participating in special programs for younger members. You'll also find career advice from the popular Mentoring Minutes.

Click here to read about the history of SYCL.

SYCL Board Certification Exam Survey Results

The results of this survey are from those who have recently prepared and sat for the board exam. We hope you find the information useful as you prepare for the board exam.

2014 SYCL Employment Survey Results

We hope that the answers to this survey will help prospective job seekers by revealing how long other SYCL members looked for their first position, how many offers they received before accepting their first position and the range of their starting salary.

2014 SYCL Mentorship Award Winner

The SYCL Mentorship Award is given annually to an AACC member who goes above the call of duty in their support of SYCL and the development of young early career scientists.

Congratulations to David G. Grenache, PhD, DABCC, FACB, University of Utah & ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT

Past mentorship award winners.

2014 SYCL Travel Grant Winners

Ghaith Altawallbeh Meng Chen Sarah Hackenmueller  

Ghaith Altawallbeh, MSc
Cleveland State University

Meng Chen, PhD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sarah Hackenmueller, PhD
University of Utah


 Sara Love Garrett Mullins Garrett Mullins Tian Yu

Sara Love, PhD
Hennepin County Medical Center

Denise Milhorn, PhD
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Garrett Mullins, MS
University of Virginia

Tian Yu, PhD
Pennsylvania State University

Many thanks to AACC's Access Program, Kerri Weinert, the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, Rocky Mountain, and Southern California Local Section for supporting these 2014 grants. Click here to contribute to AACC's Access Program to support these and other grants in 2015.

SYCL360 is a podcast designed to keep SYCL members up-to-date on pertinent information, highlight recent SYCL activities, as well as to promote inter-SYCL member communication. Please watch the podcast, learn how to join LinkedIn, and let us know what you think!

SYCL Movie

Welcome to SYCL
Presented by Chris McCudden.

SYCL Committee

Have an idea or suggestion for SYCL and would like to pass it along to the SYCL Committee? Click here to contact them today.​​​​​​

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