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Episode 12: “What is the Value of the Doctorate in Clinical Lab Science”-Carlo Ledesma

A Talk with a DCLS student: What is Doctorate of Clinical Lab Science and how can it elevate the role of laboratory professionals?

Carlo Ledesma, MS, SH (ASCP) QLS, MT (ASCPi), MT (AMT)

Born and raised in the Philippines, Carlo Ledesma, SH (ASCP) CM, MT (ASCPi) CM emigrated to the United States armed with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the University of Santo Tomas, in Manila. He went on to become one of the first individuals to receive the ASCP International certification established by the ASCP Board of Certification.  

He earned a master of science in clinical laboratory science from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences, North Chicago, IL, and is working toward a doctorate in clinical laboratory science at University of Kansas Medical Center

Over the years, Mr. Ledesma has worked in a university hospital and reference laboratories, and as an educator for laboratory programs. He shares his passion for hematology with students at local high schools through his volunteer role as an ASCP Local Representative. He has been recognized as an ASCP Local Representative of the Year and has served on the ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals and the Choosing Wisely Advisory Board. 

Today, he is certified as a specialist in hematology, international medical technologist, and he holds a qualification in lab safety. Currently, Mr. Ledesma is a program director for a medical laboratory technology and phlebotomy program at Rose State College in Midwest City, OK. He also serves as a resource for regulatory compliance in laboratories across Oklahoma and Texas. 

Carlo discussed his journey moving from the Philippines with a bachelor’s degree and his learnings, contributions and involvements in laboratory community here in the US.

As a current student of the doctorate in clinical laboratory science (DCLS) at the University Of Kansas Medical Center, Carlo discussed

  • How to get into a DCLS program
  • Some challenges and some great experiences
  • Roles a DCLS professional could fill 

Listen to the full podcast to get all the great information and value that Carlo shared.

You can always connect with Carlo on LinkedIn to at https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlo-ledesma-5756a630/  to share or get additional questions answered.

3 comments on “Episode 12: “What is the Value of the Doctorate in Clinical Lab Science”-Carlo Ledesma

  1. Inspiring! Carlo Ledesma thank you!
    Looking forward to tuning in to the next episode.

    1. tywauna says:

      Thank you so much Elma for listening to the show. Carlo was an awesome guest! Please share with a fellow Medical Laboratory Professional. We appreciate your support.

  2. Abeer hassan says:

    How can I admit for DCLS

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