Who are these health care personnel that have gone by a variety of names over the years–Medical Technologist (MT) to Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), which while oft hidden from the public, provides up to 70 percent of the results/data for physicians and others to make informed decisions about one’s diagnosis and treatment plan?
Rodney Rohde, PhD, Professor and Program Chair for the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at Texas State University in San Marcos joined me on the Christmas airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show to discuss the profession, educational paths, shortages and other current issues and some thoughts on the future of medical laboratory science.
We also looked into certification and occupational licensure, the issue with the CMS wanting to allow people with nursing degrees to do laboratory work and other important topics.
LISTEN to the complete interview below:
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