Research in clinical laboratory science: professionals' educational preparation.

Rebecca Laudicina, JoAnn P. Fenn, Vicki Freeman, Carol McCoy, Mary Ann McLane, Lillian Mundt, Joan Polancic, Tim Randolph, Kristy Shanahan

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To describe the educational preparation of CLS professionals for conducting research. A link to 3-part online survey was sent by electronic mail to 7,572 members of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and 500 program directors research project. Barriers to participation in research by undergraduates include time limitations within the curriculum, insufficient faculty time, and lack of funds, space, and equipment. Increased emphasis on developing research skills is found in educational programs at the master's degree level. The formal educational background of many CLS professionals may leave them unprepared or underprepared for conducting research. Although there was broad representation among participants across educational levels, employment settings, and job positions, the number of survey respondents was limited. Possible directions for future research include conducting this survey using members of additional professional organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalClinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology
Volume24
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Research in clinical laboratory science : professionals' educational preparation. / Laudicina, Rebecca; Fenn, JoAnn P.; Freeman, Vicki; McCoy, Carol; McLane, Mary Ann; Mundt, Lillian; Polancic, Joan; Randolph, Tim; Shanahan, Kristy.

In: Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology, Vol. 24, No. 4, 09.2011, p. 243-248.

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Laudicina, R, Fenn, JP, Freeman, V, McCoy, C, McLane, MA, Mundt, L, Polancic, J, Randolph, T & Shanahan, K 2011, 'Research in clinical laboratory science: professionals' educational preparation.', Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 243-248.
Laudicina, Rebecca ; Fenn, JoAnn P. ; Freeman, Vicki ; McCoy, Carol ; McLane, Mary Ann ; Mundt, Lillian ; Polancic, Joan ; Randolph, Tim ; Shanahan, Kristy. / Research in clinical laboratory science : professionals' educational preparation. In: Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology. 2011 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 243-248.
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