Education Resources and Opportunities

If you are interested in a exploring a career in laboratory medicine, AACC has resources to get you started.

The Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC)

ComACC an independent non-profit organization that accredits training programs in clinical chemistry at the masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral level. The purpose of granting accreditation to training programs is to foster their excellence, to provide recognition to accredited programs, and to attract qualified individuals to training centers of excellence. This process is intended to assure the trainee that the standards of education and training are consistent with the progress in medicine and clinical laboratory sciences.

American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC)

The American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) is a not-for-profit organization, devoted to certification of individuals with doctoral level degrees in the practice of clinical chemistry, toxicological chemistry, and other clinical laboratory medicine disciplines. In purpose, function, and organization the ABCC is analogous to the certifying boards in various medical specialties. The aim of the Board is to serve the public interest and advance the science by establishing standards of competence for those who practice clinical laboratory medicine, and to certify as Diplomates those qualified specialists who comply with the requirements of the Board.

2013 SYCL Board Certification Exam Survey Results

In May 2013, SYCL surveyed individuals who had taken and passed one or more of the three available certification exams offered by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC).

The purpose of the survey was to provide information about exam preparation techniques from those who had successfully taken a certification exam. We hope you find this information helpful in your preparation for the board exam.

SYCL ABCC Exam Resources

Based on feedback from SYCL members, this list of resources includes books, websites, and question banks recommended by those who successfully completed the exam.

SYCL Member Exclusive - ACCENT® Continuing Education Program

Earn ACCENT® Continuing Education Credits.  Contribute to the award-winning patient web resource, LabTestsOnline.org, by researching and writing technical updates for a wide variety of lab tests and conditions. As a content reviewer, you will receive 4 credits and receive recognition as the article reviewer. Find out more about this program.