ERIC Number: ED034844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Report of a National Study of Cytotechnologists: Education and Performance Relationships.
National Council on Medical Technology Education, Memphis, TN.
To obtain baseline information about the relationship among performances in education programs, certification examinations, and working situations, the 358 cytotechnologists who took the 1965 certification examination in exfoliative cytology were selected for study. Based on questionnaires and other information concerning education and clinical experience, some conclusions were: (1) Almost all of the 306 cytotechnologists for whom information about college science courses was available had credit hours on at least one basic biological science; more than 60 percent took courses in inorganic chemistry, bacteriology, and mathematics; half or fewer had credit in anatomy, physiology, organic chemistry, physics, and other science courses, (2) There was a tendency for those who passed the certification examination to have credit hours in a greater variety of science courses and to receive satisfactory grades in these courses than those who failed the certification examination, (3) There was a direct relationship between evaluations of clinical study and performance in the certification examination, and (4) A higher percentage of failures occurred among cytotechnologists who began their clinical study between 1958 and 1961. (JK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Certification, Curriculum, Faculty, Occupational Tests, Science Curriculum
National Council on Medical Technology Education, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20014 (no charge)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Committee for Careers in Medical Technology, Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Medical Technology Education, Memphis, TN.