[Histonet] Practical Exam
rfields <@t> gidocs.net
Fri Feb 20 07:50:58 CST 2009
I also agree. It would be wonderful to have NSH administer the exam. The computer adaptive "written" part of the exam is excellent, and very standardized. If a national practical exam administered by NSH could take place at the summer session and fall meetings, I would be all for that.
Of course many don't need the incentive of required CE to obtain it, but it helps to promote the profession. I hope it will raise the level of perceived professionalism by medical administrators.
Rosa Fields, HT (ASCP)
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Lincoln, NE 68503
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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Victor Tobias
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:34 PM
To: Rittman, Barry R
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Practical Exam
I agree with your statement,
What is really needed is a national standardized written and practical test that is administered by NSH.
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Rittman, Barry R wrote:
> I cannot believe that you have said this.
> Although I did not think that the practical examination was the ultimate test of skill , it did at least provide some uniformity.
> With an extension of the logic that you use it is just as easy to allow the pathologist to certify that the technician is qualified even without a written examination.
> Without a somewhat standardized practical there is no guarantee that the technician will have any practical knowledge outside their individual laboratory.
> Didactic without adequate practical knowledge is, as far as I am concerned, useless.
> What is really needed is a national standardized written and practical test that is administered by NSH.
> I am not holding my breath that this will happen.
> From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Victor Tobias [victor <@t> pathology.washington.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:03 PM
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> Subject: [Histonet] Practical Exam
> There has been discussion regarding the removal of the practical exam.
> To me it has not been removed, but the responsibility has shifted to
> whomever signs off on the student. In the case of OJT, the pathologist
> has verified that this student can cut and stain. Of course what is
> acceptable to one pathologist may not be to another. Do they get tested
> in the art of troubleshooting...... As far as the schools go, they
> shouldn't be graduating anyone that can't cut, stain and troubleshoot.
> So I don't really see a problem with the absence of the practical. It is
> Friday somewhere.
> Victor Tobias
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