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Clinical Placements in Canada: Impediment to Increasing Student Enrollments

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 28, 2020)
Presented by Christine Nielsen
Chronic shortages of medical laboratory scientists are solved by increasing student enrollments in accredited education programs. Enrollments are restricted by the number of placements available. In Canada, the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) has been leading discussion and action to explore the use of simulation as a capacity builder.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

1.Summarize key challenges to increase qualified lab personnel supply in Canada.
2.Describe solutions to the challenges, and identify leaders in academia
3.Identify similarities and differences in biomedical laboratory science (Canada and US)

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.