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Lauren Robinson laurenerobinson <@t> hotmail.com
Wed Mar 30 12:33:21 CST 2005

   >From: "Joe Nocito" <JNocito <@t> Pathreflab.com>
   >To: "Histonet" <histonet <@t> pathology.swmed.edu>
   >Subject: [Histonet] ASCP whine. Please pass the cheese
   >Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 08:12:28 -0600
   >you  might want to hit the delete button on this one. I'm prepared to
   >flamed  and  have  my registries revoked, but I have to get something
   off my
   > As some of you may know, ASCP is now in charge of handling the
   >Pathologists'  Assistant  exam,  of which I am partaking in. Not only
   did they
   >raise  the  exam  fee  from  $150  to $450, we now have to know ICD-9
   codes, not
   >to  mention Robbin's Pathology book (which is heavy enough to break a
   vase. I
   >know  this  because  it  fell  out  of  my  hand  the other night and
   shattered a
   >vase.) Have you seen the ICD-9 book? Rather extension reading if I do
   say so
   >  Moving  on,  after  January  2008,  one  has to be a graduate of an
   >program.  Well, that's just dandy because we in the South do not have
   >programs  to  attend  because  they  are  all up North or on the East
   Coast. Are
   >we  going  to  have  to  repeat the 1860's again? Are we in the South
   going to
   >have  to  resort  to  revolting  and have demonstration marches? Do I
   sense some
   >discrimination here? Am I too sensitive? (I think not)
   >  It  took  us  two years here just to get a Histology program up and
   going at
   >the local community college. How long is it going to take to start a
   >master's level program?
   > There, I've said my piece. thank you for letting me get thing off my
   >Oh  yeah,  I'm  collecting  money  to replace the vase I broke. Until
   then, I'll
   >be  sleeping  with  my dogs. Which is okay, but the fleas are killing
   > One other thing, I like Swiss, Muenster, Colby, Cheddar (sharp).
   >  as always, the opinion of this author does not reflect the opinions
   of the
   >employees, their children, mothers, lawyers, etc, etc, etc.
   >Joe Nocito, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC
   >Histology Manager
   >Pathology Reference Lab
   >San Antonio, TX
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