The program provides for internships at our many affiliate hospital and clinical sites throughout South Florida. During your internships you receive comprehensive, practical experience to prepare you for the certification exam.
Alix Vieux, BSMT
I would tell students coming into the lab for their internship that they are well on their way to becoming 'laboratory detectives'; a histotechnologist is a lab detective that processes hard evidence – tissue samples and body fluids. Routine tissue processing can take four to sixteen hours to find the 'clues,' whereas a rushed case using frozen sections can take twenty minutes or less.
In a hospital setting, the histotechnologist is not isolated; he/she interacts with other areas besides pathology. A close relationship with microbiology and hematology is warranted -- it is an exciting and lively work environment.