Fw: Board of registry
|From:||"marvin hanna" <email@example.com>|
From: Pam Marcum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Nocito, Joseph <email@example.com>; 'Mary Bryhan'
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; Histonet <email@example.com>;
Date: Monday, September 11, 2000 11:19 AM
Subject: RE: Board of registry
>Thanks, Joe. I was OJT trained in research and did my HT without a real
>clinical background in the seventies. I did have my BS in Biology and it
>helped immensely. The need for more in-depth training is very real as
>histology and IHC change our field.
>From: Nocito, Joseph [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 12:50 PM
>To: 'Mary Bryhan'; Histonet; email@example.com
>Subject: RE: Board of registry
>I understand what you are saying, but our filed has changed over the last
>years. Look at the advances in Immunohistochemistry, in-situ
>and other technologies. I myself went the OJT route for my HT, but it
>wasn't until I started taking some college classes that I realized how much
>I didn't know about my job. After completing courses in
>inorganic/organic chemistry and microbology, I finally made sense out of
>theory. I think the time is past due to have college requirements to take
>the HT. We will never get the due respect we are do in respect to positions
>and pay unless we up the basic requirments.
> In addition, look how many Histo labs are being operated by a MT.
>One of the reasons for me completing my degree was because I was getting
>tired of MTs running Histo labs without a clue to what we do. As it is
>I have my own section, but my supervisor is an MT and I have to fight for
>every little thing because to her, we asre less important that Micro,
>Chemistry or Hem. This is my opinion and does not reflect the thinking
>of the current management.
>Joe Nocito, B.S., HT(ASCP)QIHC
>Christus Santa Rosa Hospitals
>San Antonio, Texas
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mary Bryhan [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 7:52 PM
>> To: Histonet; email@example.com
>> Subject: Board of registry
>> Today our lab operations manager showed me a page that had been printed
>> the NSH website. This page reported that beginning in 2004, the BOR will
>> not permit applicants with only a High School diploma to take the HT
>> There will be requirements similar to those currently required for the
>> At the age of 14 I took a 3 week summer class for fun, which previewed
>> health careers, one each week. As you can guess, I became interested in
>> histology. Two years later when I was 16, I began my 2 year ASCP
>> HT training program. Because of staffing shortages, I received my
>> my 1st job offer in histology before I even graduated. I took my boards
>> soon as I was eligible, back when the board only offered the exam twice
>> year. I passed on the first try and got a pay increase of a quarter,
>> put my wage at $4.25 / hour.
>> During the last 21 years I have worked with a wide variety of people who
>> call themselves histo techs. I must say that the majority of techs I
>> worked with that were good at the meat and potatoes of regular histology
>> techniques were high school graduates.
>> There is a current staffing shortage in histology; does it make sense to
>> further it by adding these restrictions? Also, what will the added costs
>> to an already over burdened medical system as we have in the US?
>> Mary Bryhan
>> Petoskey, Michigan
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