Jason Yuhas, Education Specialist in the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, has been reappointed as Committee Chair for the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC) Cytogenetics Examination Committee. This is Yuhas' fifth appointment to the role of chair. The goal of the Cytogenetic Examination Committee is to set the gold standard for cytogenetic technologist certification both nationally and internationally.
As the committee chair, Yuhas is responsible for ensuring that the committee functions in its highest capacity and delivers the strongest, most reliable, referenced content possible to the ASCP BOC for certification in cytogenetics. He also recruits new committee volunteers and recognizes those who are departing the committee. All the committee chairs meet each year at the ASCP Annual Meeting as leaders in the certification of individuals in their respective fields.
Yuhas serves on the Committee of Council Chairs for the ASCP BOC as well.
About the Committee
The ASCP Board of Certification Cytogenetics Examination Committee is composed of some of the most experienced individuals in cytogenetics and cytogenetic certification. The Board's primary job is to create novel questions to be added to the existing pool of vetted examination questions. The members also review how current examination questions are performing and design job analyses to ensure the examination content is current and relevant. The committee works diligently to set the standard to which a technologist with one year of experience in a full-service cytogenetic facility can be measured as competent in the field.
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