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If you are interested in earning an American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification, reach out to Varsity Tutors to begin New York City ASCP certification training. The ASCP is the world's largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. Earning an ASCP certification demonstrates that you have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the essential tasks in a medical laboratory. There are over 20 different U.S. ASCP certification options, some of which include Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Phlebotomy Technician (PBT), and Histotechnician (HT).

There is a wide range of benefits associated with taking a New York City ASCP certification course. One of the largest hurdles to overcome in the preparation process is finding time to study. A New York City ASCP certification course can help with this because you can attend your study sessions completely online. You never have to worry about commuting to your course because you can attend it from any location with an internet connection, such as from your home or a coffee shop.

New class sessions start every month so you're never far away from being able to start. You have the option of signing up for either two or four-week sessions. Two-week sessions could be better for you if you're interested in studying at an accelerated pace while you could prefer a four-week session if you want to work at a slower pace with a lighter workload. Class sessions are offered at various points throughout the day so you shouldn't have any issues identifying one that works for you.

In order to earn an ASCP certification, you need to pass a certification test and complete a combination of work and education experiences. Depending on the certification you're aiming for, you may need a bachelor's degree from a college like Cornell University or a Nursing degree from a school like the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

Most of the ASCP certification exams take around 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete and have approximately 100 questions, though there is some variance between tests. The exams are computer-adaptive, meaning that if you answer a question correctly, the next question will be more difficult while if you answer the question incorrectly, the next question will be easier.

The various ASCP certification assessments test on a wide range of concepts. The MLS covers blood banking, physiology and pathophysiology, and urinalysis and body fluids, among others. The MLT covers similar content to the MLS, but earning this certification requires a lower level of education and training. The PBT looks at the structure and function of the circulatory system, specimen handling and processing, quality control, and professional ethics. Finally, the HT involves laboratory mathematics, instrumentation, tissues, and embedding and microtomy.

Taking a New York City ASCP certification class can help you prepare for your certification test in a variety of ways. Your instructor can present concepts likely to be on your exam in lecture form. While they can mostly provide a general overview of topics, they can go more in-depth on topics that are considered especially important or that your class is having a tough time with. You also have the option of meeting up with your instructor outside of class if you have any questions or concerns that weren't addressed during your class session.

While lectures can be helpful for many students, some students don't learn well that way. Your instructor can also lead class discussions which provide an alternative method of review. Discussions can be useful because they give you a chance to interact with your instructor and classmates. You can both ask and answer questions and get feedback and advice from your instructor and fellow students as needed. Collaborating with your classmates can also expose you to new ideas because your fellow students may have different views and experiences with studying and the medical laboratory field. You could also participate in in-class activities which can provide an opportunity to work with your skills practically.

In addition to helping you review content, a New York City ASCP certification class can also help you develop test-taking strategies. One of the more important strategies is time-management. Time-management can help ensure that you have enough time to read through each question carefully without spending so much time on any one question that you don't have time to finish your test. Taking practice exams can help you find balance in your pacing. You can calculate how much time you have to finish each question by examining the number of questions on the test and how much time you have to complete the entire assessment. But this doesn't prepare you for the actual timing of the exam because it can be easy to get stuck on a complex question and lose track of time. There may come a point in the test where you need to decide to move on if you're hopelessly stuck on a question. It may be wise to sacrifice a chance at answering one difficult question for an opportunity to answer several easier questions.

Whether you are stuck and need to move on or you simply don't know the answer to a question, there may be times when you need to guess. But you don't need to guess completely at random because New York City ASCP certification training can show you how to look for contextual clues, such as grammar, within the question to eliminate wrong answers. This can give you a better chance at guessing correctly because it can narrow down your answer options.

You could come across questions that are especially dense and confusing. They could contain a lot of information, which could seem overwhelming. These types of questions can be dangerous because they can be easy to get wrong and can easily confuse you to the detriment of your pacing. New York City ASCP certification training can show you how to read through these questions carefully and pick out the information that is actually relevant to answering them. You could also encounter questions that are specifically designed to trick you. They could contain information or answer options that can bait you into choosing the wrong answer. A combination of knowing the content and being able to recognize misleading information can prevent you from being led astray.

Practice tests can be an excellent resource in your preparation process because it can act as a diagnostic tool. Your instructor can provide feedback as to which topics you need to spend more time on. It can also act as a confidence booster because you can keep track of your progress throughout your time studying.

It is common for students to feel anxious before and during an exam. Some of this anxiety may stem from uncertainty surrounding the test. You can reduce some of this uncertainty by taking practice tests as they can help you feel more comfortable with the overall feel of the exam.

Preparing for the American Society for Clinical Pathology certification test can be a daunting task, but it isn't one that you have to undertake alone. If you could use some assistance in your study process, contact Varsity Tutors to get started with New York City ASCP certification training today.

ASCP Certifications

  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT)
  • Donor Phlebotomy Technician (DPT)
  • Histotechnician (HT)
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)
  • Cytotechnologist (CT)
  • Histotechnologist (HTL)
  • Technologist in Blood Banking (BB)
  • Technologist in Chemistry (C)
  • Technologist in Cytogenetics (CG)
  • Technologist in Hematology (H)
  • Technologist in Microbiology (M)
  • Technologist in Molecular Biology (MB)
  • Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB)
  • Specialist in Chemistry (SC)
  • Specialist in Cytotechnology (SCT)
  • Specialist in Cytometry (SCYM)
  • Specialist in Hematology (SH)
  • Specialist in Microbiology (SM)
  • Specialist in Molecular Biology (SMB)
  • Pathologists' Assistant (PA)
  • Diplomate in Laboratory Management (DLM)

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