Scholarship Grant to Fil-Am MLS students
Another successful CCLC 2023.We have just concluded the 2nd Biennial California Clinical Lab Collaborative Webinar last February 24 and 25th, 2023. This was a project of the California Coalition of Laboratory Organizations (CCLO), a coalition composed of PAMET-USA, ASCLS-CA & CAMLT. The Friday event was highlighted by the Educator's Forum, wherein our own Carlo Ledesma, Oklahoma Chapter President, was invited to share his journey as a DCLS student. Saturday event offered interesting educational sessions, participated by Mr. Sherwin Reyes, VP Florida Chapter, as one of the speakers. A session from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a forum about different legislative issues was the highlight of the day. We are thankful to Gina Sicat, Apollo Olaes IV, Pat Padua Rivas, and Elma Bidkorpeh for a job well done as moderators.
This Winter Session Scholarship Grant for qualified Filipino-American Medical Laboratory Science Students is a proud Membership Drive Project of the PAMET-USA, Inc. Foundation & Education, Scholarship, and Research Committee, spearheaded by Gina Sicat, and initiated by our National President Rowena Pablico.
Two (2) $500.00 Scholarship grant per student in a year will be offered thru lottery. (Lottery will be done if there are more than 2 qualified applications per session)
1. To encourage qualified and deserving Filipino-American Medical Technology Students become Licensed CLS or
practicing Medical Technologist in the USA.
2. To give back to the community.
3. To promote Membership recruitment.
For Interested students, please download, fill out Scholarship Program Application Form and mail together with proof of citizenship to 329 Bishop Circle, Petaluma, CA 94954 by deadline: December 15, 2022.
Please be advised that Transcripts must be sent directly
from School to Scholarship Committee. (See address above).
PAMET-USA, INC. Southern California Chapter successfully concluded the induction of their new set of officers on April 29, 2023. The Chapter's new President is Ms. Joyce Javellana from Quest Diagnostics (6th from left). The event was graced by the presence of the Labor Attache from the Los Angeles office of the Philippines Migrant Workers Office.
Congratulations to North Texas Chapter for their successful Induction Ceremony on May 20, 2023. In photo is their newly elected Chapter President, Mr. Aldrin Tumamao (4th from left) together with Mr. Jim Sedayao, National 3rd VP, Mr. Dan Dominguez, National Past President and Ms. Vee Trinidad, National President-Elect.
ASCP Affiliate Membership
PAMET-USA Members can now join ASCP as an Affiliate Member for $49. This ASCP membership category does not require certification form ASCP-Board of Certification.
To join, please visit: https://www.ascp.org/content/membership/become-a-member
Recent Local Chapter Induction of Officers
Within the state of California there persists a dire shortage of qualified personnel in our field that necessitates a renewed commitment to increasing our numbers and ensuring that high quality laboratory testing is occurring.
CAMLT, PAMET-USA, Inc., ASCL-California, are joining forces with a universal message.
Assembly Bill 1741 (Waldron-D)
This bill would allow a person’s experience as an unlicensed person performing specified duties in a California-licensed laboratory for at least 18 months to count toward qualification of licensure. Read about it here.