OBJECTIVE: Determine the impact of requiring Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) students to participate in approved professionalism activities as part of a mandatory management course. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, case study reporting qualitative results of 25 CLS students. During the admission interview, students complete a written response to questions about their perceptions related to professionalism. During the clinical educational year, students are required to complete approved professionalism activities as part of a management course. At the end of the course, students write a reflective paper focusing on their professional activities and how these experiences will influence their future professional practice. Overall themes of student reflections are provided. SETTING: University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) CLS Program in Omaha. CONCLUSION: After participating in a mandatory professionalism curricular component requiring active student participation in professional activities, student reflective writings provide evidence this is one successful approach to nurture professional identity within future Clinical Laboratory Science/Clinical Laboratory Technician (CLS/CLT) practitioners.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology|
|Issue number||3 Suppl|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)