Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology

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.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology to graduate beginning histotechnologists with the skills, knowledge, motivation, and insight to excel in the practice of histology laboratory medicine, and to pass national certification examinations. These graduates will be motivated to continue their education, and to become our future educators, leaders, innovators and managers in the histology laboratory. The school will remain on the cutting edge of laboratory education providing the students with the curriculum that is current, safety conscious, and responsive to the dynamic health care environment.

The school’s purpose includes an emphasis of 98% on instruction, 2% on research in the form of lectures during the education course, and 0% on public service.


  • Cyndee S. Lowe, MLS(ASCP)CM, M.A.
    Program Director
  • Shana Splawn, MBA, HTL(ASCP)CM
    Histotechnology Instructor
  • Abigail Blosser, MLS(ASCP)CM, B.S.
    Education Program Coordinator for School of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Michael Chan, HTL(ASCP), B.S.
  • Sharon B. Smith, CT, HT(ASCP), B.S., MT
  • Amy Carter, HTL(ASCP), B.S.
  • Jessica Linhardt, MLS(ASCP), B.S.
  • Liaza Brown, HTL(ASCP), B.S.
  • Josh Donohue, HTL(ASCP), B.S.

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: 773-714-8880773-714-8880

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.