Want to know what to expect from a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Chemistry? Click here for Standards and Guidelines for Postdoctoral Training Programs in Clinical Chemistry.
The Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry
The Commission on Accreditation is an independent non-profit organization that accredits training programs in clinical chemistry at the masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral level. The purpose of granting accreditation to training programs is to foster their excellence, to provide recognition to accredited programs, and to attract qualified individuals to training centers of excellence. This process is intended to assure the trainee that the standards of education and training are consistent with the progress in medicine and clinical laboratory sciences. Click here for more information.
The American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated in 1950, devoted to certification of individuals with doctoral level degrees in the practice of clinical chemistry, toxicological chemistry, and other clinical laboratory medicine disciplines. In purpose, function, and organization the ABCC is analogous to the certifying boards in various medical specialties. The aim of the Board is to serve the public interest and advance the science by establishing standards of competence for those who practice clinical laboratory medicine, and to certify as Diplomates those qualified specialists who comply with the requirements of the Board. For more information go to the ABCC site.
ABCC Exam Resources
The following compilation of resources was based on feedback from SYCL members who successfully completed the ABCC exam. This list will be updated as different resources are brought to our attention. If you know of a resource that is particularly helpful and relevant, please contact a member of your SYCL committee to have that resource listed on this site.
2006 SYCL Certification Exam Survey Results
In October 2006, SYCL surveyed individuals who had, in the last 2 years, taken and passed one or more of the three available certification exams offered by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC).
The purpose of this survey was to provide information about exam preparation techniques from those who had successfully taken a certification exam. Responses were received by 21 of the 25 people who were sent the survey, an impressive 84% response rate!
The link below will take you to a web page that summarizes the results. We believe that the information obtained from the survey is potentially very helpful. Although the majority of responses were from people who took the clinical chemistry exam, we hope that the results provide meaningful insight to those taking the toxicological chemistry or the molecular diagnostics exams.
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