Medright has, by far, the most comprehensive phlebotomy program in the state of Michigan! I was looking for several weeks, and all I could find was what I'd call FLY BY NIGHT organizations. They offered a course that lasted for a couple of weeks and cost just a few hundred dollars. You get what you pay for! In this program, I had 10 weeks of hands on training, plenty of lab time, and a lot of quizzes. Why? Because Medright wants to make sure you are employable after graduation! The best part was the 2-week clinical rotation, in which I got to work alongside a professional phlebotomist at Beaumont Hospital. I got real world experience on over 150 patients during this time. Other schools you have to find your own clinical site, good luck with that! At Medright I was given many locations to choose from at Beaumont and St. John. They have contracts with both hospital systems.
I dealt with squeamish people, toddlers, and people with fear of needles. This course trains you for the real world. There are cheaper courses out there, but this one is the best if you truly want a career in health care. Do yourself a favor and choose this one. Chances are very good you'll get a job offer after your rotation. I did! After the course I took the ASCP exam and passed on my first attempt!
-- Morgan M., 2019 Phlebotomy Student
Medright is the best Phlebotomy Program out there. It is a 10 week course plus 2 weeks of externship. In those 12 weeks I have learned an incredible amount of information. Everything they teach is exactly how it was in the “Real” world when I got to my externship. Yes it was tough, and I didn’t think I could ever “stick” someone with a needle, or retain ALL this information and I have because they help you every step of the way. I can proudly say that I graduated the program at the top of my class, with a 99.5% while being a wife and a mom. When I did my 2 week externship at a St. John Lab, the staff I worked with didn’t even believe I was a student..that’s how well this program has prepared me. And there is no secret; all it takes is repetition and listening/doing EXACTLY what they tell you. Repetition. They have you do the same quizzes every class period, to help you remember the information throughout the course. There are no surprises, they give you all the information for every Homework Assignment, Quiz, Exam. The class is set up in a “routine” and that’s what helped me be successful. They even offer tutoring; they are always there for you. Mrs.Lucas (President of Medright, Inc.) responds to your emails/calls the same day. She is even willing to meet with you in person. They are there for you every step of the way, just follow their directions. They are a great Program, you will not regret it. They even offer an IV skills class, where they teach you proper procedures for starting an IV. I signed up for this class as well. I will forever be thankful to them.
-- Diana B., 2018 Phlebotomy Student
Just wanted to update you on my current situation. Yesterday was my 2 month anniversary on location at SJSCL. I LOVE IT!! My Lead Laboratory Assistant is great. We are so much alike with work ethics, how we talk/teach. Couldn't have been a better fit. She is a leader that tell me every single day how much she appreciates me. She was worried when I first came there because of the zero experience. Within 2 days, she was so happy that I was there. She appreciates how strong I am and that I am a quick learner. Now she makes comments like..."one day you are going to be running this place." She already considers me a leader.
Hours are great. Guaranteed 40 hours and so far I have had overtime on every paycheck. Doesn't even feel like I work 40 hours. Such a big switch from retail pharmacy. I have done a venous draw on a 1 year old and heel stick on a 27 day old. So far, none of my patients have had to be called back for a redraw. That makes me very happy! I credit that to the training I received at Medright. I believe that the SJSCL is the best place for anyone to come do their rotation as they will learn more than just drawing blood.
I love this job and am so grateful for both of you and the instruction you provided.
Thank you...from the bottom of my heart!!!
-- Donna K., 2017 Phlebotomy Student
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