Re: BOR Registry - Clarification

From:John Ryan <> (by way of histonet)

I agree that the quality of training is critical whether we are talking
about an HT or a MD.  That is the reason that the certification exams exist
to sort out those whose training does not qualify them for certification.

The best course of action is the establishment of accreditited schools of
Histology.  The process of accreditation through NAACLS (National
Accredting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences) through a peer
review process includng site visits  assures that the level of training
that is being provided meets established essentials.  The course curriculum
must meet established standards and meet the competencies set forth by the

Again the emphasis is on new technicians entering the field not those who
are already in the field and who may have been trained when more time was
available.  Times have changed and most laboratories do not have the time
to train and educate new people except for the bare minimum that is needed
for their particular hospital.  That approach short-changes the technician
who may not be qualified to work anywhere else.

A system is perfect but the certification and accreditation process is the
best approach to provide qualified trained HTs and HTLs.

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