Re: Degrees and credentials

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Date:Sat, 10 Apr 1999 16:36:46 -0400
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Wanted to add an addendum to the qualifications that Vinnie listed.
The years of experience (for HT or HTL) MUST be under the 
supervision of a pathologist (ASCP certified or eligible) or an
appropriately certified medical scientist.

This is per the ASCP Board of Registry (BOR), and is found on the
web pages that Vinnie mentioned.

When you fill out the application, you have to write down
what your job duties have been, and where you received your
experience/training (in addition to type of degree, type and
number of science courses, number of credits earned, etc.). 
It is up to the ASCP BOR to determine if you are eligible.

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Vinnie Della Speranza wrote:
> Hi Katie,
> I was fortunate to be able to obtain a masters in a very flexible
> program that allowed me to concentrate on immunology and pathology
> courses here in our medical school. The degree is a MS in Allied
> Health Science but my transcript reflects the heavy concentration in
> the sciences I mentioned.
> Your credentials would allow you to qualify for a position requiring
> an HTL because your academic training qualifies you to sit for that
> exam with the ASCP. i.e you are HTL(ASCP) eligible.
> the quals for the HTL(ASCP) are
> a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with
> a combination of 30 semester hours of biology and chemistry AND one
> year full time experience in a histopathology laboratory within the
> past ten years
> OR
> Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
> including the above course requirements AND successful completion of
> a NAACLS acredited histotechnologist or Histologic technician program
> You can visit the ASCP board or registry website at
> good luck.
> Vinnie
> ******************************************************************
> Vinnie Della Speranza
> Technical Director
> Anatomic Pathology Laboratories
> University Hospital & Medical Center
> State University of New York at Stony Brook 11794-7025
> (516) 444-8249
> fax: (516) 444-3419

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