Re: [Histonet] ASCP Exam
once again, I have to agree with you. There are some doctors that I
have come across that I wouldn't let them take my temperature. I wonder
how they made it through med school and a residency. Good one on the
Joe "keeping my foot in my mouth" Nocito
(I really need to watch where I'm stepping)
----- Original Message -----
From: Rene J Buesa
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2007 11:36 am
Subject: [Histonet] ASCP Exam
> Hi fellow "histonetters":
> Although late into this thread I would like to add "my 2 cents"
> (or "3 cents" due to inflation as Joe Nocito once said to me):
> A certification, a credential, a diploma does not bestow
> competence or ability, not only in histology, but in any profession.
> There are licensed physicians I would not let treat my cat, or
> attorneys with full bar credentials that could lead you directly
> to the gallows.
> This does not mean that a HT should be technology ignorant and
> just with great dextereity.There are HT that do beautiful
> histochemistry procedures but do not have the slightiest idea of
> the chemistry involved, and this is not only bad, but
> The HT, as well as any practicing member of any profession,
> should know the science and technique behind the profession, but
> the practical ability is not obtained by a test, as a matter of
> fact, tests and grades are usually poor indicators of personal
> ability and ulterior success in each profession.
> A HT or HTL (ASCP) cerification is a wonderful salary bargaining
> "tool" but does not guarantee quality of work. Quality of work is
> only obtained through practice, by following standards of
> performance, with PI programs and close supervision, "seasoned"
> with a decent salary and deserved commendations and encouragement.
> While in New York the great violinist Isaak Stern was asked by
> somebody in the street instructions of how to get to Carnegie
> Hall, and the violinist's answer was: "Practice, practice, practice".
> René J.
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