ERIC Number: ED021517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Manpower for the Medical Laboratory, the National Conference on Education and Career Development of the National Committee for Careers in Medical Technology (University of Maryland, October 11-13, 1967). Summary Report.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; National Committee for Careers in Medical Technology, Bethesda, MD.
The conference objectives were to review the forces that are changing manpower needs and to seek ways of staffing medical laboratories more effectively. Seven aspects of the problem were treated: (1) need for detailed analysis of personnel needs (2) effects of technology and automation on laboratory practices, (3) attracting, educating, and retaining qualified personnel, (4) achievement of higher-quality education and training, (5) ways of keeping up to date, (6) career mobility and equivalency, and (7) certification and licensing of personnel and accreditation of schools, Some of the recommendations made were: (1) reassess career and training categories, (2) formulate a system for nationwide workload reporting, (3) recruit from such allied fields as chemistry and physics, (4) help colleges with their medical technology courses, (5) encourage 4-year schools to strengthen their baccalaureate and graduate programs (6) improve and coordinate continuing education, (7) advise use of self-teaching media to save instruction time, (8) develop equivalency tests to increase mobility between categories and levels, (9) provide licensing agencies with both scientific and public advisors, and (10) establish a national accreditation agency. (HH)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Labor Force Development, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Occupational Mobility, Paraprofessional Personnel, Professional Occupations, Scientific Personnel, Technical Education, Training, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; National Committee for Careers in Medical Technology, Bethesda, MD.