Re: We need the Associate Degree for HT

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Karen K Dulany
04/30/99 04:06 PM


Subject:  Re: We need the Associate Degree for HT  (Document link not converted)

I agree with Tim Morken about the need  for a degree.  I have an associates
degree and also a bachelors degree and my HT and also HTL.  I believe that even
beyond the need for further education and having a degree would be the need for
continuing education.  When I got my degrees we were not taught about RNA or DNA
.  That proves my age I guess since I have been in this field for 31 years.   My
reasoning for this is my pathologist wants me to begin doing in situ
hybridization and I know NOTHING about this.  In reading molecular biology books
to learn something  by myself, its as if I was trying to read it in Greek and I
have no one that can make me understand the reasons for doing it although I have
followed the "recipe" and have tried doing it..  Continuing education doesn't
seem to be stressed at all because here in my town,  we have a lot of people who
never go and they say they work all week so why should they give up their
weekends to go to Histology meetings or conferences?
Karen Dulany  HTL (ASCP)
Eppley Institute for  Cancer Research
Omaha, NE

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