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Passing the DLM Exam Signifies Preparedness for Management Roles

Apr 16, 2018

Passing the DLM Exam Signifies Preparedness for Management Roles

Passing the ASCP Board of Certification’s Diplomate in Laboratory Management (DLM) examination indicates that a pathologist or laboratory professional possesses the skills to effectively participate in administrative teams.

“The average pass rate over the last ten years for the DLM exam runs between 20 and 27 percent. That’s significant. If you pass this exam, you have passed a stringent and exacting type of exam,” says Anthony Kurec, MS, H(ASCP)DLM, clinical associate professor emeritus at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, in Syracuse, NY. 

Mr. Kurec, an ASCP member, will present the operations management and personnel management sessions during a full-day DLM preparatory course at CLMA’s Knowledge Lab 2018, May 6 at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif. This all-day, pre-conference workshop serves as an intensive test prep course addressing all four components of the DLM exam.

Another ASCP member, Jennifer Dawson MHA, LSSBB, CPHQ, DLM(ASCP)SLS, QLC, QIHC, will teach the quality management course for the pre-conference workshop.

“I’ve taught the DLM prep workshops for many years,” said Mr. Kurec. “The individuals who take the DLM prep class are looking to learn more about management, specifically laboratory management. There are numerous management books and other sources available in preparing for the exam, but few that capture that information in a concise manner as it pertains to the laboratory.  For the DLM, there is no one single study guide. So people turn to this DLM exam prep course to learn about laboratory management and the areas that they need to better prepare themselves to pass the exam.”

Increasing the number of DLM certified individuals in the profession will bring recognition of their competencies and will elevate laboratory medicine as a whole. To learn more about the DLM Exam Preparatory Course, click here. To learn about registration for the full-day, DLM Exam Preparatory Course, click here.  


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