LIVING THE LAB LIFE
A BLOG FOR ASCLS REGION V
The Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) is a newly-minted degree aimed at preparing experienced laboratory professionals to serve as the quintessential clinical laboratory expert. The DCLS would work alongside pathologists and other providers to handle responsibilities such as consulting on proper laboratory test ordering and interpretation, educating providers and patients about laboratory results and clinical significance, ensuring laboratory practices are in-sync with government regulations and much more.
Only a couple of programs are yet in existence, as follows:
Rutgers University has the only program currently training students for the DCLS degree
For more information, see http://shp.rutgers.edu/dept/CLS/DCLS/index.html
University of Texas – Galveston is currently in the final development stages with its DCLS program.
Please visit https://shp.utmb.edu/ClinicalLaboratorySciences/DCLSprogram.asp for more information on this program.
For more information on ASCLS’ role in developing this new degree, see: http://ascls.org/careers-ascls/dcls
While the role of the DCLS has yet to be firmly established in most laboratory settings, these programs offer and exciting challenge to ambitious laboratorians looking to take on future challenges.