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The Greek way to the Register: the establishment and operation of the Register for Clinical Chemists-Clinical Biochemists in Greece

  • Demetrios Rizos EMAIL logo , Photini Karababa , Chara Nikolou , Angeliki Sarandakou , Othon Panagiotakis , Angeliki Ferderigou , Alexander Haliassos , Konstantinos Makris , Katerina Psarra , Eleni Bairaktari , Panagiota Spyropoulou , Nikolaos Galiatsatos , Nikolaos Trakas , Konstantin Seferiadis and (Greek National Clinical Chemistry Registration Commission)


In Greece, there is no officially organized training in clinical chemistry for scientists. The Greek Society of Clinical Chemistry-Clinical Biochemistry (GSCC-CB), following the encouragement of the EC4/RC decided to organize a voluntary Register for specialists in clinical chemistry. The following criteria for registration were defined: 1) University degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Medicine, Pharmacy or other relevant subject. 2) A total of 9 years of university studies and postgraduate specialization in clinical chemistry-clinical biochemistry. 3) A minimum of 4 years of postgraduate specialization in clinical chemistry-clinical biochemistry on the job. 4) The candidate must be practicing clinical chemistry-clinical biochemistry in a laboratory in a medical environment in Greece. The postgraduate specialization in clinical chemistry-clinical biochemistry includes the laboratory training and the theoretical education. The laboratory training is organized by the GSCC-CB according to the Professional Training Dossier. The theoretical education was organized in a series of 18 “Seminars” which was the content of the “Educational program” of the GSCC-CB. Successful completion of the Educational program leads to a Certificate of Competence. The Greek Register has gained equivalence with the EC4 Register and it has 218 members, more than 80 of whom are European clinical chemists.

Corresponding author: Demetrios Rizos, PhD, EurClinChem, Assist. Prof. of Clinical Chemistry, Medical School, University of Athens Hormone Laboratory, “Aretaieion” Hospital, 76, Vas. Sophias Avenue, 115 28 Athens, Greece Phone/Fax: +0030-210-7286229

Received: 2011-5-13
Accepted: 2011-7-29
Published Online: 2011-8-30
Published in Print: 2011-12-1

©2011 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston

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