I have a histotech who has been in the field for 9 years, went to school
for histology in 1999, (2 year Associates), passed the practical portion
of the registry, but did not take the written within the 5 year
allowance. She recently sent her $175 in and all paperwork to register
for taking the test and has been told by ASCP that she is no longer
eligible to take the test due to her credits not being from an
accredited school. The school she attended was accredited and then
taken over a few years ago by a University out of Chicago, so is now
under new management and name. The present college can only accept "X"
number of credits for transfer, even though it is the same program, same
person in charge of the program ,etc. And, to top it all off, ASCP will
not refund her entry fee nor hold it for her when she can take the exam.
I find this hard to understand when there are so few schools around and
techs are hard to find. This person is a very good tech and did not
take the registry exam until we forced her hand, due to her being a
single mom of twins with no financial support, etc. Has anyone ever
heard of such a scenario and any ideas to help this tech, other than her
trying to retake several college credits?
Thanks for any ideas or suggestions to help out a fellow histotech!!!
Dorothy Webb, HT (ASCP)
Histology Technical Supervisor
Regions Hospital, Pathology Department
640 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101-2595
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