From: yan gao [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 12:18 PM
Subject: RE: Patholgist's Assistant>From: "Charles.Embrey"
May I dare to ask how much usually a pathologist assistant make? Thanks.
>To: 'Jennifer Nelson' >CC: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" >Subject: RE: Patholgist's Assistant >Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 09:02:19 -0600 > >1. I received formal histology and autopsy training at AFIP with the Air >Force. My PA training was conducted "on the job" with several Air Force >pathologists. There are 6 NAACLS accredited PA programs in the country 5 >are master programs and 1 is a BS program. All are listed on our website >www.pathologistsassistants.org . The AAPA as announced its decision to >pursue outside certification as opposed to its current fellowship exam. The >final move to certification will most likely end the OJT route of entry into >the profession. > >2. I enjoy my job very much. I gross about 24,000 cases a year. I get to >work with everything from skin bxs to complex resections. Normally I only >see the pathologists if we go to lunch together. I do all autopsies during >the week with the help of a histotech as diener. We do about 30 autopsies a >year and the pathologists handle the weekend call. The job is challenging >and I enjoy the professional atmosphere. > >3. It is easy to find a job (I get at least one recruitment letter every >week or so). Normally if you don't live in a large city with lots of health >care you would have to move. Sometime you can contact local hospitals and >discuss your abilities with the pathologists. Most jump at the chance of >leaving the cutting board to someone else. > >4. I haven't found any pitfalls yet. > >5. Being a certified HT does help set you apart from other PAs and helps >the HTs at the lab accept you better. It never hurts to have all the >training you can. > >6. There is not much overlap between HT and PA. Most PAs receive little >histology training in school. Normally it is just enough to understand the >job. Most PAs, like pathologists, can't understand why histotechs scream >when tissue pushes out the holes of the cassette when snapping down the lid. > >I hope this helps....... >Charles R. Embrey Jr. PA(AAPA), HT(ASCP) >Histology Manager >Carle Clinic, Urbana Illinois > >-----Original Message----- >From: Jennifer Nelson [mailto:email@example.com] >Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 2:06 PM >To: Charles.Embrey@carle.com >Subject: RE: Patholgist's Assistant > > >Hi Charles, > I'm at work right now, so I can't make a long distance phone call. Do >you mind if I ask you a couple of questions on e-mail? Did you complete a >formal program, or were you on the job trained? Do you enjoy your job and >find it rewarding? Is it easy to find a job or do you find that you have to > >relocate? Are there any downfalls to the career? Do you find that being >certified both as a PA and a HT makes you more desirable to employers, or is > >the PA enough? Is PA and HT training redundant, or is there not that much >overlap. Thanks for your help. > >Jen > > > > > > > > > > > >From: "Charles.Embrey" > >To: 'Jennifer Nelson' > >CC: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" > >Subject: RE: Patholgist's Assistant > >Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 13:18:54 -0600 > > > >I think there are 3 or 4 of us on histonet. Give me a call if you would > >like and I can probably answer any questions you have. (217)383-6621 > >Charles R. Embrey Jr. PA(AAPA), HT(ASCP) > >Histology Manager > >Carle Clinic, Urbana Illinois > > > >-----Original Message----- > >From: Jennifer Nelson [mailto:email@example.com] > >Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 11:24 AM > >To: firstname.lastname@example.org > >Subject: Patholgist's Assistant > > > > > >Hi everyone, > > I was just wondering if anyone on this list is a Pathologist's > >Assistant? > > > > I was thinking about applying to some of the programs next year, but > >first > > > >I wanted to get an idea of what the job is actually like from someone who > >does it everyday. There's not so much information on the internet, and I'm > >not sure how much of it is correct info anyway. If any of you are > >Pathologist's Asssistants, could you please tell me a little about your > >job, > > > >if you like it, downfalls of the job, etc. I'd really appreciate it. > >Thanks! :) > > > >Jen > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >_________________________________________________________________ > >MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 2 months FREE*. > >http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus > >_________________________________________________________________ >MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 2 months FREE*. >http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus
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