Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology

Sentara RMH Medical Center, founded in 1912, is located in Harrisonburg, Va. Sentara RMH is a not-for-profit, community-based regional healthcare facility licensed for 266 beds and fully accredited by DNV.

The Sentara RMH HTL Program is a one year school that includes six months of lecture and student lab followed by six months of rotation through a hospital histology lab. Rotations will be in Sentara RMH Medical Center Histology Lab, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Immunohistochemistry Lab, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Histology Lab, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Histology Lab, and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Histology Lab. Block teaching will be utilized in the didactic segment of the program with progression of courses from Fixation, Processing/Embedding, and Microtomy to Staining. The entering students will be required to have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 30 credits in biology and chemistry (minimum of 12 credits in each of chemistry and biology) prior to beginning the program. A certificate will be awarded at the completion of the school.

Program Officials

  • Sue Lawton, MLS(ASCP)CM, MA, MS
    Program Director
  • Patrick Wilson, HTL(ASCP)CM, B.S.
    Education Program Coordinator

Faculty

  • Abigail Blosser, MLS(ASCP)CM, B.S.
    Instructor
  • Lorraine Pantella, HT(ASCP)
  • Sharon B. Smith, CT, HT(ASCP), B.S., MT
  • Virginia Hinson, MT(ASCP), B.S.
  • Patricia Bassett, CT(ASCP), B.S.
  • Julie Porter, HT(ASCP)
  • Christine Gaston, HT(ASCP), MT, B.S.
  • Michael Chan, HTL(ASCP), B.S.
  • Karen Bray, MT(ASCP), B.S., MPH

National Accrediting Agency

The Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology is accredited by the following:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Chicago, Illinois 60018
Phone: 773-714-8880
www.naacls.org

NAACLS is not an accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology has no branch locations.

The Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

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