Members of the Mayor’s Workforce Development Program pilot study cohort will be trained for employment in hospital laboratories, phlebotomy draw sites, and reference laboratory processing centers.
The first training opportunity for Baltimore City residents in the Mayor's Workforce Development Program by the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Department of Medical Research and Technology has been announced. Members in the two-day-a-week pilot study cohort will be trained for employment in local hospital laboratories, phlebotomy draw sites, and reference laboratory processing centers in both laboratory accessioning and point of care testing.
Future workforce development program members will be trained on site or within a hybrid learning environment. Volunteers are still needed who are skilled in clinical laboratory areas of clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and public health as well as those who perform point of care testing. All of these volunteers will be cross trained in other areas of the laboratory via a hybrid learning environment as members of the pilot study. Postdocs, research techs, pharmacy students, and pharmacists are qualified to participate in these trainings as well as MLTs and MLS individuals.
Current training runs from April 19 to July 31 but may be modified based on the laboratory knowledge of the participants.