ASCP Board of Certification Survey of Medical Laboratory Science Education 2020: Programs

Karen Brown, Dana Duzan, Karen Fong, Vicki S. Freeman, Jonathan Genzen, Nancy Goodyear, Susan M. Harrington, Teresa Taff, Patricia A. Tanabe

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The ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) Research and Development (RandD) committee launched 2 surveys of medical laboratory science (MLS) education programs. These questionnaires were a follow-up to the survey of MLS education programs conducted in 2016. Two publications in 2019 reported results of the 2016 study.1,2 The recent surveys were divided into 2 questionnaires. One survey was designed for participation by program directors of university/college and hospital MLS programs. (Note that, for purposes of this paper, "university/college" will be referred to as just "university"). Another survey targeted faculty in MLS university and hospital programs. The purpose of the surveys was to gather information to support MLS program directors and faculty in educating students, especially to clarify current issues and reveal trends that may impact future program resources and the quality of MLS education. Specifically, the surveys were designed to provide data to support strategic planning, funding requests, evidence for grant applications, workforce issues, and policy assessment. Topics in the surveys included demographics, educational level and rank, certification patterns, experience, responsibilities, salaries, retirement, and program-specific areas, such as minimum grade point averages (GPAs) for acceptance, vacancies, capacity, and clinical sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E154-E158
JournalLab Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2022

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  • General Medicine


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