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From: Bartlett, Jeanine <email@example.com>
To: Histonet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 6:50 AM
>I read Tim and Shirley's emails with interest. When I was a freshman in
>college in 1974, my advisor realized I had a great interest in science but
>was not interested in becoming a nurse or a doctor. After describing many
>of the lab sciences I went and toured a hospital and fell in love with
>histology. At that time there were quite a few very good 12 month programs
>that required a high school education only. On the advice of my advisor, I
>left college and enrolled in the histology program that was offered at that
>time at Georgia Baptist Medical Center here in Atlanta. I passed my
>and thought I was set.
>Unlike Shirley, I was not eligible for the HTL exam because of my lack of
>degree, but like Shirley I have gone back to school over the years. I have
>senior status but have an incredibly difficult time getting the necessary
>courses to graduate because they must be offered at night when I am able to
>attend. It has been a terrible struggle and I regret taking the advice to
>leave school and go directly into the HT program.
>When I was at GBMC, however, there was also a MT program and it did require
>a degree to attend. It also had a rotation in the histology lab and many
>found they had a desire to continue in our program after they completed the
>MT program. I thought all MT programs required a rotation in histology.
>Like Tim, I think that would be a great help.
>I, to, have seen those with degrees doing much of the same work I do in my
>lab, pass me by on the salary scale due to my lack of a degree. I regret
>choice daily. I strongly advise everyone who can to complete their degree.
>Centers for Disease Control
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