The ‘Morph'ology of cytotechnology education

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Abstract

‘Morph’ means to change gradually and completely from one thing into another usually in a way that is surprising or seems magical. How can cytotechnology education be morphed into an expanded curriculum to teach new skills for advanced practice? The challenges cytotechnology programmes are facing today are many. The biggest of these challenges is the decreasing volume of Pap tests. Pap tests have been our ‘bread and butter’ throughout history; however, advances in health care and technology are inevitable, thus requiring changes in our educational practices. While these challenges seem insurmountable, we have the ability to expand the field of cytotechnology by taking advantage of existing opportunities. One example of these opportunities is performing rapid on site evaluation (ROSE) for specimen adequacy and perhaps taking it one step further by giving a preliminary diagnosis as a billable procedure. Now is the time to take gradual steps towards change in the current practice of cytotechnology. Let's join together and make the journey surprising and magical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-312
Number of pages3
JournalCytopathology
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Keywords

  • cytotechnologist
  • training

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
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In: Cytopathology, Vol. 27, No. 5, 01.10.2016, p. 310-312.

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