Re: Med Techs in Canada

From:Bryan Hewlett

You are quite correct in pointing out that Canadian Medical Laboratory
Technologists are trained in all core disciplines and paid as such. Except,
of course, that in Ontario they cannot use the designation R.T., since this
has been assigned to another profession. In this province, the designation
they must use is MLT!
Just to add to the confusion!


Bryan R. Hewlett ART, MLT.
Technical Specialist
Anatomical Pathology
Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program
Ontario, Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Dobbin" 
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 1:04 PM
Subject: Med Techs in Canada

> Just to add my Canadian 2 cents worth (which is actually only 1.6
> cents U.S.)...
> In Canada, the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
> (formerlly the CSLT) certifies its members with the designation R.T.
> (Registered Technologist) and the General Certification includes
> the 5 core disciplines of Medical Technology: hematology,
> chemistry, immunohematology (blood banking), bacteriology and
> histotechnology.
> Under our system, anyone with an RT can technically work
> anywhere in Canada (with their credentials readily recognized), in
> any or all of the afore mentioned disciplines and everyone
> (regardless of discipline) are paid, as RT's are paid in that facility
> or province.
> So, if you come across a med tech (RT) from Canada, beware,
> they could be quite proficient and knowledgable about all things
> histo!
> Cheers!
> Greg
> >
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> Greg Dobbin
> Pathology Lab
> Atlantic Veterinary College, U.P.E.I.
> 550 University Ave.
> Charlottetown, P.E.I.
> Canada,  C1A 4P3
> Phone: (902)566-0744
> Fax: (902)566-0851

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