Contributed by Dana Seelye, Campus Librarian and Student Services Coordinator
Remington College – Fort Worth Campus is proud to acknowledge that Danielle Massie and Henry Martinez, two dedicated Pharmacy Technician instructors, were recently awarded 10-year pins by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), signifying their 10+ years of certification and membership.
Ms. Massie had this to say about changes she has seen in the field: “It has been wonderful over the past ten-plus years of being a pharmacy technician to watch the field grow and our roles as certified pharmacy technicians expand by leaps and bounds. I am looking forward to seeing the growth we will achieve in the future.”
Mr. Martinez expressed his thoughts on their shared calling: “In our profession, … we are to possess an ample amount of selflessness, to be available to the patient in all aspects, and to do everything possible to provide care to them. This is our daily motivation in the field.”
About the PTCB
The PTCB develops, maintains, promotes, and administers a nationally accredited certification and recertification program for pharmacy technicians to enable the most effective support of pharmacists in advancing patient safety.
The Board was established in 1995 by the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Michigan Pharmacists Association, and was joined by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in 2001.
Since its inception, the PTCB has advocated a single national standard for pharmacy technician certification that is recognized and supported by the profession. Establishing a national standard for certification is consistent with the approach used by other healthcare professions, including the pharmacist licensure process.
Our Fort Worth Campus congratulates Ms. Massie and Mr. Martinez on their recognition by the PTCB, thanks them for their years of service to the profession, and looks forward to many more yet to come.