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.

WATCH: Dr Rohde presents at TedX Texas State University Conference

Check out some of his articles on the MLS profession HERE and HERE

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