Category: President’s Report

Most people reading this blog are well acquainted with the routine functions performed by NAACLS–reviewing educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and granting accreditation or approval. These are very important functions for a wide range of stakeholders, arguably every person in the USA and several other countries. In order to accomplish these functions, and […]

Many of you know that I am the new President of NAACLS and that I am a Pathologist’s Assistant, the first PA to hold this prestigious position. Some of you have encountered PA’s in your laboratory practice and have at least a fleeting understanding of the roles and functions PA’s perform in the realm of […]

The Board of Trustees of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA), of which I am an ex-officio Adjunct member, has recently read several books on management to provide a background of best practices relative to professional association operation, growth, and development in today’s environment.  Many of these items are relevant to the operations and […]

The NAACLS Standards revisions are focusing more on outcomes for clinical laboratory science programs. Program curricula are already designed to have positive outcomes that include Board of Certification scores that meet or exceed national means, and employer satisfaction with graduates that demonstrate entry level competencies. To have these positive outcomes there have to be some […]

Our hospital CEO recently chose the book “Switch” by Chip and Dan Heath for our leadership reading club. This book seems very appropriate for the health care reform that is looming in our future. The authors explain “how to change things when change is hard” and that we all have two different systems – the […]

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