ERIC Number: ED034845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
National Correlations in Medical Technology Education. A Report of a Study of Medical Technologists.
National Council on Medical Technology Education, Memphis, TN.
This study seeks to obtain baseline information about the relationships among medical technology education, certification, and job performance. The sample was 1,861 technologists who filed for the July 1962 certification examination. Information concerned: (1) performance in preclinical and clinical study, and in the certification examination, (2) schools of medical technology, (3) characteristics of medical technologists and laboratory supervisors, and (4) job performance ratings. Some general findings were: (1) There was no statistically significant difference between job performance ratings of technologists who passed and those who failed the certification examination, and (2) More of those who passed the certification examination had received satisfactory preclinical grades and were rated "excellent" or "good" in clinical study performance than those who failed. General conclusions were: (1) Curriculums leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology constitute more adequate preparation for the profession than other curriculums, and (2) Clinical education programs which employ certified technologists with college degrees and which enroll more than eight students appear to be more successful. Questionnaires are appended. (JK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Allied Health Occupations Education, Certification, Clinical Experience, Curriculum, Enrollment, Health Occupations, Laboratories, Laboratory Technology, Medical Technologists, Performance, Professional Education
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.