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"Miller, J. Michael PhD ", Mike JMM8 at CIDHIP1.EM.CDC.GOV
Thu Dec 1 07:34:35 EST 1994

Probably the best way to get started in a career as a clinical microbiology 
laboratory director is to contact the American Society for Microbiology in 
Washington, DC and ask for information on their Postdoctoral Residency 
Program in Public Health and Medical Laboratory Microbiology.  This two-year 
program (and some options) leads to board certification as a Diplomate of the 
American Board of medical Microbiology, qualifying you as a laboraory 
director.  Final certification is by examination in all areas of clinical 
microbiology: bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology, immunology, 
infection control, and public health.  There is both a written examination 
and (if you pass the written) an oral examination in front of a panel of 
national experts.  It's a "bear" but its worth it if that is your goal.  Good 

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From: mpowell at lmgvax.nichd.nih.gov (Mike Powell)
Subject: Clinical Micro
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Dear Netters,

  I'm seeking some advice on how best to gain 
employment as a clinical micro lab director.  
I have over 15 years experience in the clinical
lab and an MS and BS in micro as well as a PhD
in molecular biology. I'm currently a postdoc
at NIH but would like to get back to the clinical
lab at some point.

  Any experiences anyone has related to clinical
lab directorships would be most appreciated.



When the going gets tough, I fall behind.
Mike Powell, PhD
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
National Institutes of Health
Bldg 6B  Rm 216
Ph: 301 496 5538  Fax: 301 496 0243
email: mpowell at lmgvax.nichd.nih.gov

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