In order to realize the promise of increased availability of local academic resources and training availability, for the Clinical Laboratory Scientist profession, it is necessary to concentrate individual and organizational efforts on developing community awareness, information dissemination, program building, and national accreditation. Under my direction, the UCSD Clinical Laboratory Scientist Training Program assumed a pro-active stance in program development. Accomplishments are briefly summarized below.
Community awareness of the profession, academic course availability, and creation of new training positions at local Medical Centers to produce a strong positive influence in the San Diego area was a primary consideration. While at UCSD the promotion of an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual accomplishment aimed at increasing both the academic and practical educational resource availability for prospective Clinical Laboratory Scientist students was a critical component of our efforts.
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San Diego State College- San Diego, CA
B.S. Biology with emphasis on Microbiology and Medical Technology
San Diego County Hospital (comprehensive year long training)
California Clinical Laboratory Scientist, license # 12781