Mohs Technician Quality Assurance (MTQA) Training Initiative
The Mohs Technician Quality Assurance (MTQA) Training Initiative was created by the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) to elevate the national standard of Mohs Histotechnology and strive toward a common level of excellence of Mohs Technician. The MTQA Training initiative is designed to provide improved slide preparation technique to Mohs Technicians whose employers recommend and approve such training. It should be noted that this training is not an official Histotech Certification program, nor is it intended to substitute training for techs with no experience. The MTQA Training initiative is designed to further enhance the performance and quality of work to established Mohs technicians.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in the MTQA Training Program?
The MTQA program is open to those who are currently employed by an American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) member surgeon as a Mohs technician.
What if I'm not currently a Mohs technician, but I would like to train to work as one?
ASMH refers those looking for training to begin a career as a Mohs technician to third-party companies who train Mohs technicians. The list of those companies can be found on the Career Page.
How does the training work?
After submitting an enrollment form, the ASMH office will match you with a trainer. The training date and location are set up with you and your trainer. Training can take place either in your facility or the trainer's facility, depending on circumstances. As the trainee, you or your office are liable for both the training fee and any travel or lodging costs necessary to complete the training.
The training is designed to be specific to the areas in which you would like to improve your skills. Training is generally one or two full days, and when you set up dates with your trainer we ask that you discuss the amount of training that you would like.
What happens after the training?
After training is complete, you and your trainer will complete evaluations and other necessary paperwork for processing by the ASMH office. While there is no official certification for Mohs technicians, you will get a certificate for completion of training. MTQA training is also approved for continuing education unit (CEU) contact hours by the National Society for Histotechnology, and you will also receive credit for those hours.
About the trainers
MTQA trainers are approved for the program after an application process and slide review by a panel of ACMS surgeons. These trainers are required to participate in a minimum number of training sessions each year and complete subsequent slide reviews periodically to maintain their status as trainers. If you are interested in becoming a trainer with the MTQA program, you can download the requirement information and application materials.
Our current MTQA trainers:
Norma L. Anderson, HT (ASCP)
Joyce L. Bidwell, MA
Patricia Ann Brunelle, HT
Linda R. Cesario, DPM, HT (ASCP)
Daniel H. Gong, MS, MSO, C-PM
Reginald M. Manney
Marilyn McCulloch, CLT
Stephanie S. Petrow, HT
Cassandra E. Riddle, CMA
Ana I. Santos, CMA
Fatat Sleiman, HT
Thomas E. Sturm, HT (ASCP)
Toni G. Tedrick, RMA
Lynn Whitmore, HT (ASCP)