Preamble for Referees

Geraldine Colby Zeiler Awards for Students of Cytotechnology
2012-2013

Preamble for Referees

These awards have been established in memory of the late Geraldine Colby Zeiler who passed away in 1990. Mrs. Zeiler trained as a cytotechnologist at the Mayo Clinic. The awards are made possible through the generosity of Dr. William B. Zeiler, family and friends of the late Mrs. Zeiler. The awards are funded through the College of American Pathologists Foundation and administered by the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC). Up to five awards, each consisting of a certificate and $1,000 are available for this year's award. 

The purpose of the awards is to stimulate and reward high achievement by cytotechnology students during their training. Awards are based on academic performance and microscopic diagnostic skills as demonstrated within the program, as well as, leadership ability, initiative, acceptance of responsibility, dedication, and collegiality.

To be eligible for an award:

  • The student must be enrolled in a program of cytotechnology approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee (CPRC) of the American Society of Cytopathology.
  • Candidates for awards must have completed the first six months of training in the approved program and, at the time of application, must have every intention of program.
 
Applications and recommendations must be submitted no later than June 1, 2013.

PLEASE EVALUATE THE APPLICANT ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  1. CLINICAL SKILLS AS A CYTOTECHNOLOGIST  (Document this portion of the evaluation, as appropriate, with clinical scores while in the program, personal observations while in training, etc.  Include any comments that would distinguish the applicant from others.)
  2. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT (Discuss the applicant's educational goals, interests and capacity for intellectual pursuits as they pertain to cytology.)
  3. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND RELAVENT INFORMATION (Characteristics that distinguish this individual from their peers.  Does applicant have qualities (leadership, initiative, motivation) you feel will make him or her an exceptional cytotechnologist?
  4. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION (include any additional information about the applicant that might assist the Awards Committee in making its decision.)
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For questions, please contact the ASC National Office at (302) 543-6583 or awards@cytopathology.org.

The deadline for submitting recommendations is June 1, 2013.