||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 six hospital histology labs.
Each student will rotate through all six rotation sites for four weeks. Rotations will be
in Sentara RMH Medical Center Histology Lab, Norfolk General Hospital
Immunohistochemistry Lab, Norfolk General Hospital Histology Lab, Martha Jefferson
Hospital Histology Lab, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Histology Lab, and
Williamsburg Regional Medical Center 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. Many 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.
- Roy A. Noel, HT(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.