[Histonet] UK Trained and fully HPC Registered Histotechnologist looking to relocate in the US

Malika Benatti malbenatti <@t> googlemail.com
Mon Mar 22 15:53:57 CDT 2010

Hi Bernice,

Thanks for your reply and the URL,  I hold a BSc Hons in Biomedical Sciences and a Post Graduate Certificate in Cellular Pathology over here in the UK.

Since you mentioned in your reply that you have a Histotechnologist who trained in Romania, I would be interested to know if she apply for her job from outside the US or was she already in the US when she applied for her position.

The problem that I face is although Histotechnologist are a "rare bread of Scientist" where automation has it's limitation and therefore very much in demand. Yet every time that I apply for a job, applying from outside the US, I find it very difficult to fill online pre-formatted application form, as they are designed for US based applicant. I have also sent my resume to few lab that have advertised job but, never got a feed back of any kind. 

Also Applying from abroad, their is the sponsorship/visa issue. 
I need a job to get working VISA a right now I feel like I am in a no win situation.  
Do you, or anyone on the histonet list reading this message who know of any recruiting company, laboratory manager, institutions in the US who are willing to deal with applicant from outside the US.



On 22 Mar 2010, at 14:51, Bernice Frederick wrote:

> Malika,
> ASCP has a list of accreditaion agencies here. You can send your transcripts
> to them (for a fee of course) and they will tell you if you need any other
> classes etc and what your scholastic status is. We have a tech from Romania
> and there she had a CLS degree. The accreditation agency gave her the
> equivalent of a BS in Medical Technology. She can take the HTL and plans to
> in May. The ASCP has a study Guide and the NSH has a whole series of self
> assessment books. It can be done.
> If you are here for the NSH meeting in September it would help you a lot as
> they have a class for persons taking the exam etc. Look at www.NSH.org.
> www.ascp.org is the ascp site and there is info on acceeditaion there.
> Bernice
> Bernice Frederick HTL (ASCP)
> Northwestern University
> Pathology Core Facility
> 710 N Fairbanks Court
> Olson 8-421
> Chicago,IL 60611
> 312-503-3723
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> Subject: [Histonet] UK Trained and fully HPC Registered
> Histotechnologistlooking to relocate in the US
> To all Histotechnologist States Side,
> I am fully qualified in the UK in all aspect of the work in histology with 8
> years post UK Health Professional Council (HPC) Registration (2 years in
> General Pathology, 6 years in Pediatric Pathology). 
> I was wondering if someone on the Histonet list has ever sponsored/employed
> a Histotechologist who trained in the UK and then went to work in the US.  I
> am currently looking to relocate to the US and would like to inquire as to
> how I can convert my UK HPC registration into a US ASCP Certification, so
> that I may qualify to apply for histotechnologist jobs in the US. 
> Kind regards,
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