For Early Career Members

Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians

Early career laboratorians will find a welcome atmosphere among peers in the Society for Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL), which provides crucial networking, mentorship, programming, and recognition opportunities. SYCL (pronounced "cycle") is a free benefit to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) members younger than age 40 as well as Trainee Members, and enrollment is automatic.

Read on below for highlights of SYCL’s current initiatives. You can also learn more here about the SYCL Core Committee, which guides all of SYCL’s activities.

Attendees get social at the 2023 SYCL Mixer in Anaheim.

2024 SYCL Workshop

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Every year, SYCL holds an interactive workshop on a timely topic in laboratory medicine. This year's workshop will take place during ADLM 2024 (formerly the Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo) in July.

Mentoring Connections

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SYCL Mentoring Connections is a program designed to help guide early career professionals, students, and trainees through early career development and prepare them to become future leaders.

Laboratory Medicine Toolkit: What We Were Never Taught

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View this panel discussion which shares key skills in time management and work-life harmony that can be utilized by laboratory medicine professionals. 

2021 Salary Survey

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View the results of the most recent salary and benefits survey of ADLM members who are PhD clinical chemists, board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC), and working in the United States.

Get Involved with SYCL

There are many ways to participate in SYCL programs and activities.

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