The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science’s (CSMLS) Competency Profile – Diagnostic Cytology
Conjoint Accreditation Services | Services de l’agrément & Canadian Medical Association | Association médicale canadienne are pleased to announce that the Committee on Conjoint Accreditation has accepted a revised national competency profile for use in the accreditation of cytotechnology (diagnostic cytology) programs.
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science’s (CSMLS) Competency Profile – Diagnostic Cytology – Competencies expected of an entry-level cytotechnologist (dated 2014) will be used for accreditation surveys effective April 2016. This profile will replace the previous version (dated 2008). The revised profile is available on the CSMLS website.
83% of the physicians who were consulted on proposed revisions to the profile provided feedback to CSMLS.
- A change from 8 categories to 10
- Specific categories created for Critical Thinking and Communication & Interaction
- Changes in the assumptions about the cytotechnologist
- Additions, modification and some elimination of competencies
The CMA currently accredits 6 educational programs in cytotechnology. The conjoint accreditation process supports physicians by upholding national standards for the education of health professionals whose work they rely on to provide safe and high quality care.
Conjoint Accreditation Services | Services de l’agrément & Canadian Medical Association | Association médicale canadienne wishes to thank you for your ongoing support of this important process.