Re: [Histonet] Obtaining PA exam requirements

From:Rene J Buesa

Try the Ohio State University, they run a very reputable and recognized PA program.
Rene J.

Steven Van Cleave  wrote:

I am currently in search of an institution or hospital willing to
accept a an intern student for a short period of time
(~2wks). Compensation to this institution and/or trainer would be
without question. I am in need of obtaining the post-mordem
requirements for the pathologist assistant route 2 ASCP qualification
for examination. I have all requirements except for 10 autopsies, 2
of which must include brain. My name, or initials would have to be on
report and I would have to be involved in FAD, clinical summary and
the like. If anyone has any suggestions that may be helpful, I have
open ears. I would really like to get this cert. before it's too late
and would have to go back to school somewhere up north and have to
give up my job as lab supervisor. I have HT and HTL certification and
have been in Histology since 1996. I graduated from Abilene Christian
University with a degree in Biology in 2002. I am 25. My
Pathologists have trained me exhaustively in gross examination and
many other areas, but we only do a couple of autopsies per year and I
must apply for examination by Dec of 2007. We are an independent
lab. I am in Abilene, TX at Clinical Pathology Associates. I really
just don't feel comfortable stopping at my BS, when this cert. is out
there now. Thanks for your time.

-Vince Van Cleave, HT, BS, HTL(ASCP)

P.S. If anyone is interested and would like some info, I am doing an
in-house study with the CAMVIR-1 monoclonal antibody against major
capsid protein L1 which has been said to react strongly against HPV
type 16 and 33. I am testing it with ThinPreps and testing it on more
high risk types. So far, it looks like the cross reactivity with
squamous cells would make this a very technically and professionally
difficult test for routine screening of HPV. Hopefully our Paths will
want to give some antibodies against MCMs (minichromosomal maintenance
proteins) and Topoisomerase II-alpha which are overexpressed in
abnormal cervical cells. Anyone else have any neat findings with
either of these???? It looks like TriPath has a neat ab cocktail like
this out now???
-Vince Van Cleave
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