>From: "Joe Nocito"
>Subject: [Histonet] ASCP whine. Please pass the cheese
>Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 08:12:28 -0600
>you might want to hit the delete button on this one. I'm prepared to
>flamed and have my registries revoked, but I have to get something
> As some of you may know, ASCP is now in charge of handling the
>Pathologists' Assistant exam, of which I am partaking in. Not only
>raise the exam fee from $150 to $450, we now have to know ICD-9
>to mention Robbin's Pathology book (which is heavy enough to break a
>know this because it fell out of my hand the other night and
>vase.) Have you seen the ICD-9 book? Rather extension reading if I do
> Moving on, after January 2008, one has to be a graduate of an
>program. Well, that's just dandy because we in the South do not have
>programs to attend because they are all up North or on the East
>we going to have to repeat the 1860's again? Are we in the South
>have to resort to revolting and have demonstration marches? Do I
>discrimination here? Am I too sensitive? (I think not)
> It took us two years here just to get a Histology program up and
>the local community college. How long is it going to take to start a
>master's level program?
> There, I've said my piece. thank you for letting me get thing off my
>Oh yeah, I'm collecting money to replace the vase I broke. Until
>be sleeping with my dogs. Which is okay, but the fleas are killing
> One other thing, I like Swiss, Muenster, Colby, Cheddar (sharp).
> as always, the opinion of this author does not reflect the opinions
>employees, their children, mothers, lawyers, etc, etc, etc.
>Joe Nocito, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC
>Pathology Reference Lab
>San Antonio, TX
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