RE: BOR exam
I have to agree that the computer photos were awful. I was looking for
the answer that said to restain because everything was a big blur I had
a hard time identifying the tissue let alone how to answer the question.
From: Janay Zeck [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: BOR exam
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the photomicrographs were
terrible on the HTL. (And this is some years ago now..) I had a red
fuzzy blur supposedly representing IHC ~ it would have been helpful if
the it was in focus seeing as I was asked what specific structure was
staining.. All the practical knowledge in the world doesn't help
Janay Zeck, HTL (ASCP)
On Thu, 30 Aug 2001 18:00:44 -0400 (EDT) Jeffrey S Crews
> Any exam is flawed by its very nature; some things have to be left
> and others included. And some qualified people will fail simply
> of that.
> That said, I do have a problem with the BOR exam as I took it: the
> pictures. Perhaps it was the testing facility's fault, but the
> photos on
> the monitor were shockingly bad.
> One, that I remember as a picture of some red blurry smears on a
> brown blurry smear, went with the question "What would you do to
> this stain?"
> My answer was "First, clean the damn lens," but that wasn't one of
> If I got any of the photo questions correct, I think it was by sheer
> since none of them looked like anything.
> Okay, complaint over.
> Jeffrey Crews, HTL (ASCP)
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