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Thomas Jefferson University 2016-17 Cytotechnology students


Four students earned a BS, while one student received an MS degree. Students were able to participate in the Advanced Cytopathology Education meeting sponsored by ASC & ASCP in June, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA thanks to a registration-free invitation from the ASCP CEO, Dr. Blair Holladay. Congratulations to recent grad Elise Levito, MS, CT(ASCP), who received the Geraldine Colby Zeiler Award for Students of Cyto-technology! Happily, all five graduates have found employment. The school currently has nine master’s degree students enrolled. In addition to their diagnostic skills, the students have displayed their culinary skills over the past year (see photo below). As you can see in their group photo, the program has an international flavor. As part of the university’s initiative to increase cultural awareness among students and faculty, the cytotechnology program had a Halloween party featuring ethnic food prepared by students and staff. The theme was “the horror stories from our experiences at cytotechnology”, stressing the difficulties of getting accustomed to new cultural and educational environments. Students loved the event, and are now planning another one with the theme of “cytology dishes”, such as shish kebabs, meatballs with spaghetti, strawberry pie and such.


Thomas Jefferson University 2016-17 Cytotechnology Students