A woman with glasses smiles at the camera. She has long dark hair pulled back into a ponytail, brown glasses and pink lipstick. She is wearing a black top and posed outdoors in front of a granite wall.

Director of Malcolm X College’s Phlebotomy program Dr. Cynthia Doby has years of experience in her field. Now, she’s ensuring future medical professionals will be prepared for their board exams.

In addition to her work as an assistant professor, and director of the Phlebotomy program, Dr. Doby has spent the last year working with two other laboratory professionals with community college backgrounds—Professor at Moraine Valley College Lori Schmidt, and Jason Wheeler, a former medical assisting instructor. Together, all three created a review course for the national certification body, American Medical Technologist (AMT) for Phlebotomists and Medical Assistants. This course is a comprehensive study guide for Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Medical Laboratory Science students across the country to assist them in preparing for their board exam—the Registered Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination. The course includes practice material, quizzes, resources, references, and two attempts at the board exam.

Through Dr. Doby’s Phlebotomy and Health Professionals courses at Malcolm X College, she makes sure students are learning and retaining the proper material to succeed in their careers and pass the national certification. This new review course is yet another way to make sure her students are supported and prepared.

Dr. Doby began working at Malcolm X College in 2012 and became a full-time faculty member in 2015. Prior to her full-time role, she worked in the medical laboratory at various hospitals in Chicago as a medical laboratory scientist and was a laboratory supervisor overseeing phlebotomists, clinical laboratory assistants, and paramedics at an urgent care facility.

Her favorite thing about teaching at City Colleges is the community of students she helps prepare for a career in the medical field.

Check out Dr. Doby’s review course.