standards for the Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist limit knowledge of research to that sufficient to "evaluate published studies as an informed consumer" and do not require the ability to conduct research.
When, after numerous broad based debates, it appeared that the doctorate was needed and generally accepted, NAACLS
developed accreditation Standards to be used to carefully evaluate programs producing graduates with these appropriate skills.
Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Washington, DC) and the NAACLS
indicate that the demand for clinical laboratory technologists and technicians will far exceed the supply of new workers in the coming years.
standards for accreditation include research and development as a future responsibility of the CLS practitioner.
Three sources were used to identify probable participants: a clinical laboratory educators' electronic list of participating members, the National Network for Healthcare Programs for Two-Year Colleges, and program directors of NAACLS
accredited CLS/MT and CLT/MLT programs in the predetermined geographic region.
I wanted our program to be as comprehensive as possible; following NAACLS
guidelines would insure that nothing was left out.
describes the programmatic accreditation process for the institution of the diagnostic molecular scientist by providing competencies and requirements for this professional.
It is written so that it can be easily modified as the program evolves and as NAACLS
Standards for accreditation of DCLS programs were then written by NAACLS
and reviewed by the profession in open hearings throughout the country.
notes, this allows students "to develop speed, confidence, and ability to organize work efficiently under pressure.
DMS accreditation information: standards documentation.
is well known within the clinical laboratory profession, but it is largely unknown to those outside of the laboratory community.