Clinical Lab Sciences
Upon entry into the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Internship Program, students utilize an electronic portofolio to establish goals for their professional development and illustrate activities needed to achieve them. Clinical laboratory science interns provide examples of projects and reflect upon internship experiences of professional interest in laboratory diagnostics, compliance, management, education, and/or quality assurance.
Student reflections on laboratory medicine stems from projects undertaken during clinical training as well as academic core competencies completed during the pre-clinical semester. They are able to exemplify achievements of entry-level competencies in the clinical laboratory profession and address factors that affect their career. Attendance to professional meetings, workshops and seminars pose the individual's professional development choices and offers opportunities for poster presentations to the community.
The eportfolio has proven to be powerful bridge for professional development as CLS interns showcase of their academic work. On several occasions, after viewing an intern's eportfolio of pre-clinical work, laboratory management and medical directors have chosen to involve interns in current laboratory projects such as procedure writing, inspection preparation, informal presentations and community outreach. Clinical trainers have an additional opportunity to view the training they are providing from the eyes of the interns. Clinical Lab Sciences ePortfolios are created using eFolio in partnership with Academic Technology at SF State.