ERIC Number: ED248750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Medical Laboratory Technician Student & Graduate. Articulation Interest Study.
Morris, Frances J.
Interests in articulation by students and graduates of the nine medical laboratory technology programs in Kentucky were surveyed. Articulation refers to transfer between programs or institutions and increased opportunities for career mobility and advancement. The 131 respondents to a questionnaire indicated: their interest in articulation, marital status, employment in a laboratory, ultimate career goal, interest in performing tests at bench, enrollment in a college program other than medical technology, completion of a four-year degree, current medical technology enrollment, and main reasons for nonenrollment in medical technology. Students' interest in articulation did not seem to change over time from initial enrollment to the time of employment in the clinical laboratory. Eighty percent of current students and graduates indicated an interest in articulating if a definite career ladder were developed. The largest percentage of both groups indicated that their ultimate career goal was that of performing tests at the bench. The largest number of responses for nonenrollment in a medical technology program were location of the programs, followed by finances. The questionnaire is appended, along with information on coding the student interest survey. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kentucky; Medical Laboratories
Note: Part of the Kentucky Allied Health Project. Document contains light type.