An Open Dialog
If we have learned anything from our interactions with readers and laboratory scientists this year, it's how eager you are to promote your profession. To that end, you are incredibly flexible.
In response to a recent Question of the Month (see the responses) workers approaching retirement told us how willing they would be to stay on at their facilities for a few changes in scheduling or responsibility.
In response to the Gardasil vaccine and the changing face of cytology, professionals from that discipline are seeking new responsibilities and a more active role in fine needle aspirations.
To overcome salary and career limitations, you as a profession have come together to initiate the doctorate in clinical laboratory science (DCLS) movement; an educational track with the potential to completely change the scope of laboratory medicine and your role in healthcare.
Achieving these and other goals in laboratory medicine will take enterprise, cooperation and communication. In Lab Perspectives, Online Community from ADVANCE, we hope to offer you a space to discuss these initiatives and more, while providing the latest updates and our outlook.
Please, let us know what is important to you and what's on your minds (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to the conversation.