Title

Articulation Comparisons in Medical Technology Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-1992

Department

Medical Technology

Abstract

Articulation programs for medical laboratory technicians have received much attention recently because of the personnel shortage. The statewide articulation program of the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, has been operational since 1974. Thirty-three medical laboratory technician students have used the articulation program, and 32 of these students have taken the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry medical technologist examination. Data indicate a first-time passing rate of 81%. Thirty-two students who used the traditional pre-medical technology curriculum were paired with the students who used the medical laboratory technician curriculum according to entering senior-year grade point average. Data indicated a first-time passing rate of 78% for those in the pre-medical technology curriculum. Analysis using the X2 test revealed no significant difference between the first-time passing rates of the two groups (P > .05).

Publication Title

Laboratory Medicine

Volume

23

Issue

4

First Page

255

Last Page

258