[Histonet] Can you lose your skill?

Deltour, Douglas D.(HM2) DDDeltour <@t> sig.med.navy.mil
Fri Apr 9 04:52:51 CDT 2004

Hello everyone,
I have a kind of odd question for you. I would love to have all of the
experts and non-experts feedback. Let me start off by saying that I have
been a Histotech since 2000 when I graduated from the school at AFIP. I was
sent to a place that did 6000 cases a year. We also did special stains and
autopsies. I was working there for two years when I transferred to a place
that did 18,000 cases a year. Specials, autopsies, and immuno's. Now I am at
a place where I do 800 cases a year. Maybe 5 special stains a year and no
autopsies. I am supposed to be here for three years but I am trying to fight
it. I am telling everyone that I am losing my skills being here. The people
that control this place tell me otherwise. There is one pathologist here
right out of residency who will not confirm that my skills will erode. He is
right out of residency and would not know. Anyway do you think that my
complaint is a legitimate complaint. Can you lose your skills if not used?
If you have not noticed already I am in the military, Navy that is. I just
need to confirm that a Histotech can lose their skill if not used. I would
appreciate any feedback, advice. Thank you.

HM2(FMF) Douglas D. Deltour 
Naval Hospital Sigonella Italy 
Anatomic Pathology, Histology Supervisor (HT)
FROM US: 01139095564862 DSN: 624-4862 
FAX FROM US: 01139095564680 DSN: 624-4680

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