Fw: Histotech in the Navy?
|From:||"marvin hanna" <email@example.com>|
From: Tom T. McNemar <TMcNemar@lmhealth.org>
To: marci f <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
Date: Monday, September 11, 2000 4:18 PM
Subject: RE: Histotech in the Navy?
>Yes. I kind of fell into histology while in the Navy and was trained and
>worked at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
>I don't know how it works now but this is the route I took to histology: I
>was trained as a Medical Corpsman right out of boot camp. After school, I
>got orders to the aircraft carrier USS Independence. I then applied for
>took letters of recommendation from the ship's surgeon, lab director, and
>the MT in charge of the ship's lab) and got accepted to lab school. From
>lab school, I had orders to the dispensary at Annapolis but when I arrived,
>the dispensary had closed. They didn't know what to do with me and asked
>I wanted to work histology. I didn't even know what histology was then but
>said, sure! It has turned out to be a very lucky day for me. I have
>enjoyed histology and have never regretted it. Ok, so now to answer your
>We were a fairly busy histo lab. There were 4 civil servant histotechs and
>3 military. At the risk of "Oh, poor me...", I would have to say that the
>civil servants ran the place. The military techs had to do anything that
>the others did not want to do. We rarely had any problems between the
>military and non-military, that's just the way it was. The non-military
>really did not do much but embed, cut and some staining. The military
>rotated back and forth between grossing with the residents (month at a
>and cutting/staining. We also had a civil servant diener but the military
>covered autopsies on weekends and holidays .
>The civil servants did not rotate. They kept the same job all of the time.
>We had one that did nothing but special stains. We got to cover for
>vacations but that was it.
>Bear in mind that this was back in 1979-1980 and things may have changed
>since then. All in all I'd have to say that I enjoyed my time there and
>consider it a positive experience.
>Tom Mc Nemar
>Licking Memorial Hospital
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: marci f [SMTP:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2000 1:35 PM
>> To: Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
>> Subject: Histotech in the Navy?
>> Has anyone ever heard of a Histotech being in the
>> Navy/military? If so, please give me some information
>> on what it is like. You can email me directly at
>> Marci Fries
>> Histology Tech student
>> Pittsburgh, PA
>> ASCP eligible
>> Fear is your only limitation to success ~marci fries
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