What is PAMET?
It is the acronym for the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists with nationwide chapters serving the professional and cultural needs of foreign trained and local trained medical technologists.
Origins of PAMET-USA and PAMET Northern California Chapter
PAMET USA is a national organization with the noble goal of unifying all Filipino medical technologists in the United States. It was born in September, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois, when three independent PAMET organizations (New York, New Jersey and Chicago) decided to merge into one.
Since then, twelve more chapters have been formed: Northern California, Southern California, Florida, Georgia, Connecticut, Hawaii, Texas, Washington, D.C., Michigan, Virginia, Indiana and Nevada. The governing body is the National Board with representatives from all chapters. The National Convention convenes every two years.
PAMET USA was born out of the desire to serve the growing needs of our profession. It is a recognition that Filipinos are the biggest minority medical technologist group and that we can and should have influence on the future direction of our profession.
PAMET NorCal is a non Profit organization formed in 1989 with the purpose of helping foreign trained clinical laboratory scientists pass their CLS licensing examination and adjust to the clinical laboratory setting here in the United States. "It is our goal as an organization to bring closer to you the seminars. With your active support and participation, PAMET NOR-CAL will allways be active and visible in the clinical laboratory profession. "
Philippine Association of Medical Technologist, USA - Northern California Chapter