13 February 2018
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) at the College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah (UoS), launched a two-day Certification Preparation Course for the MLS(ASCP) exam in collaboration with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). The course targeted faculty members and students in the MLS program at the UoS as well as medical laboratory professionals from the UAE.
The course aims to discuss the various parts of the MLS certification exam while emphasizing the international reputation and significance of the MLS(ASCP) certificate and the best ways to prepare for, and pass the exam. The ASCP team also highlighted the different programs and fields of MLS, noting the high level of knowledge of the students and professionals in the medical laboratory program at the UoS.
The ASCP is one of the most reputable and leading organizations in the world engaged in establishing the rules and regulations that govern the practice of the medical laboratories profession. It is worth mentioning that the MLS program at the College of Health Sciences is recognized by the ASCP as equivalent to similar programs in the USA and UoS graduates are eligible to take the exam without requiring a certificate equivalency. Given the recognition of the MLS(ASCP) certificate internationally, health authorities in the UAE have also accepted it as equivalent to certificates issued by them.