Bob Gay Student Scholarship

The American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT) is pleased to announce the creation of a new academic scholarship for cytotechnology students. The scholarship was created in honor and memory of Robert “Bob” Gay, who was a long-time supporter and founding member of the ASCT. For more than thirty years, Bob Gay made significant contributions to the field of cytotechnology in the roles of cytology supervisor, as an education coordinator, and a Program Director of several cytotechnology programs. Mr. Gay was dedicated in his support and advocacy for the field of cytology.  For more information, the application and requirements, visit the Student Forum.


Currently Enrolling Cytology Laboratories with Image- assisted Screening Devices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ASCT Services, Inc. are looking for cytology laboratories that use computer-assisted screening devices (Hologic and/or Becton-Dickinson) to participate in a time measure study to be conducted between November 2014 and June 2015.  We are looking to enroll 100 cytotechnologists in this study.  This is a unique opportunity for cytotechnologists to provide data that will be used by CMS, FDA, and CDC to evaluate current workload maximums for screening using a imaging device.

If you took the Cytology Workload Practices survey in March 2014, the time measure study is a continuation of this two-part study.  If you are interested in participating or learning more, please send an email to  We look forward to hearing from you!

Frequently asked questions about the time measure study can be found on the ASCT Services, Inc. website.

This study is supported by a contract (200-2013-57614) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.


Join ASCT and Make a Difference in Your Profession

The field of Cytology is evolving at a more rapid pace than ever.  The ASCT continues to have an integral role in representing cytotechnologists’ professional needs.  The ASCT serves as a resource for you to stay abreast of critical issues such as workload, proficiency testing, licensure, continuing education and workforce.  The ASCT is the only national organization that is the collective voice solely for Cytotechnologists.

Your support as a continuing and active member is essential to assure that the ASCT remains as the society that represents us.  Your membership and involvement in the ASCT directly improves our ability to serve your personal needs, as well as the needs of our profession. With your help, the ASCT will continue to be a reliable source of information regarding the issues and challenges that face our profession. 

ASCT Membership has many privileges:










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