[Histonet] ASCP BOR - answers to questions

Joe Nocito jnocito <@t> satx.rr.com
Sat Apr 2 11:06:44 CST 2005

As a clinical instructor for the histology program here in San Antonio, I 
always emphasize education and taking the registry.
    Since opening PRL in 2000, all of my techs are certified or are 
eligible. The incentive to take and pass the board is a $2.00 an hour pay 
raise and a refund of the exam fees. All my board eligible techs have 
rotated through PRL. so I know they can do he job.
    Those who fail to at least attempt to take the registry are held at 
their current pay rate and they know it. it is also annotated on their 
annual evaluations.
    The three techs that are eligible have applied and the only tech not 
eligible is a student.
    I have always encouraged taking the registry, even when I was in the 
military. My beef is not with the exam, it's with ASCP. Since they are the 
only governing board for histology, we are stuck with their rules, 
regulations and prices. At least MTs and MLTs have another avenue to get 
registered, albeit it might not be as well recognized or well accepted as 
the ASCP, they still have another avenue.

Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Woody" <slappycraw <@t> yahoo.com>
To: <histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] ASCP BOR - answers to questions

> Key words there "little known by the general public", is exactly why 
> places get away with hiring unqualified people in labs. I don't know where 
> most of the people who respond on this list are working but if you haven't 
> worked in a lab with unqualified people then in my opinion you've been 
> very lucky. When a lab hires someone who doesn't have the degree or the 
> BOR and they are considered the same level it is demeaning and it's just 
> wrong and what has the ASCP done about it. This profession is in the 
> closet and it's high time someone brought it out to the public. Larry
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