||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 three hospital histology labs. Rotations will be
in Sentara RMH Medical Center Histology Lab, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Immunohistochemistry Lab, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Histology Lab, and 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. Some of the lectures will be
projected by video-teleconferencing equipment from Norfolk and Williamsburg to
Sentara RMH. The rest of the lectures will be in person. Two way communications will be
utilized in the video-teleconferencing. 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.
- Sue Lawton, MLS(ASCP)CM, MA, MS
- Kathleen Olson, HTL(ASCP), B.S.
- Lorraine Pantella, HT(ASCP)
- Sharon B. Smith, HT(ASCP), CT, B.S.
- 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, HT(ASCP), B.S.
- Karen Bray, MT(ASCP), B.S., MPH
National Accrediting Agency
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Chicago, Illinois 60018
The school is in the process of obtaining accreditation from NAACLS. The program
officials have been approved. The school has been given “Serious Applicant Status” from NAACLS. This indicates that the accreditation process has progressed to allow our students to sit for the ASCP HTL exam.
NAACLS is not an accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education.
The Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology has no branch locations.