The School of Histotechnology
Any of the following may cause immediate dismissal:
1. Drinking alcohol, intoxication, smoking, gambling and drug abuse on hospital or laboratory premises.
2. Falsification of records in areas of responsibility
3. Excessive absenteeism/tardiness
4. Grade below 78% in any clinical experience rotation
5. Acts of insubordination
6. Any act that may endanger others
7. Failure to follow safety policies and procedures
8. Failure to follow DMC/DMCUL policies and procedures
9. Failure to follow confidentiality policies
10. In appropriate use of DMC/DMCUL computer systems
Any dismissal, except grades below 2.5 appealed to the Appeals Committee consisting of the Program Director, Education Coordinator, Medical Advisor and or an appointee. The student shall have the opportunity to speak on his/her own behalf.
A student dropping out on his/her own accord and wishing readmission, must reapply.
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A foreign transcript evaluation with subject breakdown and grades is required. Information on this page is subject to change without notice. For most current information, visit the Board of Certification web site at www.ascp.org.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
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Rosemont, Illinois 60018
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American Society for Clinical Pathology
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Chicago, Illinois 60603
National Society for Histotechnology
10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 840
Columbia, MD 21044
Prerequisites for admission to the program are as follows:
Prerequisite courses combination of 30 hours in biology, math, and chemistry
Associate degree in Applied Science or higher.
A minimum overall grade point average of 2.8/4.0 with a minimum grade point average of 2.8/4.0 in all science courses must be achieved by the applicant. Grade points are calculated using grades from ALL colleges/universities the applicant attended.
If an applicant is basing his/her eligibility for the program on a degree from a foreign university, the official transcript evaluated by an evaluation agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Inc. The evaluation must show U.S. degree equivalency and subject breakdown. Subject grades submitted with the application.
The foreign degree must be equivalent to a degree with a major in either chemistry or biology equivalent in the U.S. and have completed 30 credit hours in biological science in the United States or Canada
All of the aforementioned course work must meet specified requirements in NAACLS Essentials and should be subject to review and evaluation.
Personal qualifications include motivation to become an active member of the health care team. Responsibility, reliability, cooperative spirit and good judgment are all important attributes for considered. An interest in science, allied health and an interest in histology preferred.
APPLICANTS MUST BE A NON-SMOKER AND BE ABLE TO PASS A NICOTINE SCREENING TEST AND DRUG SCREENING
APPLICATION PROCESS BEGINS APRIL 1ST
1. Please complete the application form. Answer all questions. Application, transcripts and evaluations must be received by July 3.
2. Request an official transcript from all colleges/universities you have attended emailed to [email protected]
DMC University Laboratories
Director, School of Histotechnology
4707 St. Antoine, S34
Detroit, Michigan 48201-2018
Email: [email protected]
3. Foreign degree transcripts accompanied by a U.S. degree equivalency evaluation. Foreign degree transcript evaluation must show break down of subject and subject grades. We do not accept international students. Our program not recognized by immigrations.
4. Submit references from two undergraduate academic science faculty members or one from a science faculty member and one from an employer. Please have evaluator use the enclosed evaluation form. Evaluations from friends and relatives are NOT ACCEPTABLE. General Letters of recommendation are NOT ACCEPTABLE
5. Scheduled personal interviews from end of August – September, no interview awarded for incomplete..
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The School of Histotechnology faculty has specified the following nonacademic criteria (essential functions) which all applicants expected to meet in order to participate in the professional practice.
1. Observation: The applicant must be able to participate actively in all demonstrations and clinical laboratory experience in the professional program.
2. Communication: The applicant must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently transmit information to patients, fellow students, faculty and staff, and all members of the health care team.
3. Motor: The applicant must have sufficient motor function to be able to perform clinical laboratory procedures that require lifting, bending, and stooping motions. In addition, the student must be able to demonstrate manual dexterity on the handling of small or delicate items.
4. Intellectual/Conceptual, Integrative Quantities and Abilities: The applicant must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of the application of intellectual ability, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities, and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients, fellow students, faculty, staff, and all members of the health care team. Applicants must also be able to tolerate taxing workloads, function effectively under stress, adapt to changing environment, display flexibility, and learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in clinical laboratory problems. Compassion, integrity, concern for others, interest and motivation are personal qualities which each applicant should possess.
Dr. Wael Sakr, M.D., department of Pathology Chairman
Dr. Wael Sakr, M.D., School of Histotechnology Medical Advisor
Violet Swazer, MSA, HT (ASCP) Program Director
Violet Swazer, MSA, HT (ASCP), Program Director
Violet Swazer, MSA, HT (ASCP), Program Director
Aretha Tomlinson, MS, HT, (ASCP), Specialty Group Leader
Ghislain Mammo, HT (ASCP)
Taylor Tercheck, HTL (ASCP)
Jwan Nabil, HTL (ASCP)
Malika Gupta, HTL (ASCP), QIHC (ASCP)
Beata Janikowski, MT (ASCP), Histology Technical Specialist
Indrapreet Dhillon, MS, CT (ASCP), Cytology Supervisor
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*The Class of 2021 was both virtual and in-person learning.
The clinical experience curriculum consists of 32 weeks. Instruction provides in a technologically advanced laboratory, and in a modern classroom. Students have written and practical examinations. The student evaluates his/her clinical experience.
The student receives a certificate upon completion of the clinical program and satisfies the requirements for certification exams in Histotechnology by ASCP.
The following clinical experiences a offered:
Include presentation and discussion of student policies and procedure, student grading and practical evaluation system, presentation and discussion on laboratory safety and specimen collection.
Comprise instrumentation, processing, embedding, microtomy, fixation, and special stains.
Topics of discussion include laboratory safety, quality control, continuous quality improvement, laboratory accreditation, laboratory organization and management, labor relations, risk management, preparing objectives, test construction, evaluation and problem solving, and use of audio visual aids.
THE PROGRAM CLINICAL EXPERIENCE AND CURRICULUM
The DMCUL School of Histotechnology clinical rotation in accessioning, distribution, tissue processing (both microwave and routine), embedding, microtome, automatic and manual staining, special staining, Cytopreparatory techniques and frozen sections. The curriculum consists of the following: Fixation, Processing, Instrumentation, Safety, Laboratory Mathematics and solution preparation, Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Staining, Carbohydrates and Amyloid, Connective and Muscle Tissue, Nerve, Microorganisms, Pigments, Minerals and Cytoplasmic Granules, Immunohistochemistry, Enzyme Histochemistry, and Cytopreparatory Techniques.
The DMC is a well diversity campus, given the student first hand in many of the special arena such as: muscle and kidney biopsies studies, and immunohistochemistry.
National Teleconferences with the latest up to date information.
The Admission Committee is composed of Program Director, Education Coordinator, Medical Director, and supervisors, and meets to review, select, and rank completed applications for admission.
Applicants are required to have an Associate Degree in Applied Science or higher, GPA of 2.8/4.0 or higher and a Math/Science GPA of 2.8/4.0 or higher, Individuals with less than 2.8 and 2.8 respectively. The following factors considered in the selection process:
Interest in Histology
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University Tuition (where applicable) discusses school fees with the program director or educational coordinator.