RE: Recruitment for school of histology

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From:Pam Marcum <>
To:Tim Morken <>,
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We need more schools to train really good histotechnologist who understand
not just the (and I hate this) recipe book but the chemical formulas and how
they work.  The biggest problem is we need people all over the country and
the students coming may be required to relocate to find work.  The jobs are
here and we need more everyday in clinical and research areas.

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From: Tim Morken []
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: Recruitment for school of histology


I think you have a good idea as there is no course on the west coast since
the one in Seattle closed. You might want to talk to Sumiko Sumida about why
that happened.

I suggest you talk to the people that run the electron microscopy program at
San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA. Judy Murphy is the director. They
have had the best course in the country for years and they recruit all over
the country because there are so few courses of that sort. They always have
a lot of students, even in the biological field where jobs are very scarce.

I don't think you will saturate the market. I think you will have to tell
potential students that they may have to have a broad outlook as to
location. There are lots of jobs but not necessarily where they want to live
right now.

Delta College website:

A Delta college graduate
Tim Morken, B.A., EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP)
Infectious Disease Pathology
Centers for Disease Control
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Atlanta, GA 30333


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At 10:44 AM 02/21/2000 -0800, you wrote:
 >A local community college is trying to start a training program for
 >histotechnology.  It is well into the process, but was told that the
 >recruitment plan is weak.  Does anyone have any ideas for recruitment?
 >there were concerns that the program would glut industry with graduates
 >first year and then have no jobs for future graduates.  Does anyone feel
 >that this is a valid concern?   All comments and suggestions are welcome.
 >Jennifer MacDonald
 >San Antonio Community Hospital
 >Upland, CA  91786
 >(909) 985-2811 ext. 4148

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