PAMET Southern California
PAMET Southern California
Under the auspices of our sister Chapter in Northern California, PAMET Southern California was established in 1989 under the leadership of Aurie Vidad as the founding President. Part of its initial funds was transferred in by a founding member from a previous and dissolved Philippine - American association of Medical Technologists.
In our Mission of helping non-licensed professionals obtain their state license, we held Review Classes, which subsequently mushroomed our memberships tremendously. It was a waiting vacuum that was addressed. Over the years, our Chapter has helped more than a thousand aspirants obtain their State Licensure, who are now practicing in the community.
In 1994, under the leadership of National President Nonie Briones, PAMET Southern California hosted the 4th National Convention in Long Beach, California.
In August 2009, it hosted the 12th Biennial National Executive Meeting and also held its 20th Anniversary Celebration and Induction of Officers, all rolled into one, under the Presidency of Art Trinidad in Universal City, California.
- To promote closer association and unity among Philippine-American Medical Technologists for their common welfare and interests.
- To provide a network and a forum for issues and concerns affecting the practice of our profession.
- To actively participate in community activities that will enhance our positive image within the health care community and the public in general
ELMA KAMARI BIDKORPEH, MLS, (ASCP)CM
We are a non-profit organization established in 1989. Its primary mission is to help non-licensed professionals obtain their state license, by providing review classes.
All members of the Executive Board are licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientists. Most of them are still currently practicing their profession. This gives our organization an edge because we offer excellent networking for possible job placement.
We are proud to be of service to those who are in need of assistance in their journey of becoming a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
•We will continue to offer review classes in Spring and Fall every year. •We will continuously review and enhance our curriculum, and update our teaching methodology to keep up with the needs of our students. •We will provide continuing education for license renewal. •We will expand our membership by offering better benefits to our members. •We will actively participate in community programs that will support medical mission or health care outreach, such as Blood Drive, 5K walk/run for health care drive, toy drive, etc. •We will actively and continuously raise awareness of our profession by collaborating with other organizations, such as CAMLT, by publication in leading newspapers, participating in Fil-Am organizations, etc.
• We will continue to be an excellent resource for those who are working their way into becoming a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist.