Yearly Archives: 2018

Hats Off to the Graduates

Date posted: June 11th, 2018

In our last newsletter, we asked you to shine a spotlight on your graduates. Highlighted below are some stories we received, as told by the graduates themselves. These students have overcome fear, gone back to school for the first time in a decade and dealt with personal health issues – all while rising to the top. Their journeys are inspirational, and we are proud to welcome them into the profession. Continue reading


Moving Forward Together: Collaborative, Hands-On Learning at AFE Workshop

Date posted: June 11th, 2018

On May 30, 2018, 70 surgical technology and surgical assisting educators gathered at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, for the second and final Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop of 2018. Continue reading


Congrats to the ARC/STSA 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Date posted: June 11th, 2018

This year, the ARC/STSA Board of Directors awarded $6,000 in scholarships to 10 students and one educator. Hear from recipients about their paths to success, what the scholarship means to them and their plans for future professional development. Continue reading


The Paradigm Shift in Surgical Technology Education

Date posted: June 11th, 2018

Technology – particularly, robotics – is becoming an integral part of surgery. While practices in the operating room rapidly advance, there is concern that classrooms are not keeping up. Realistically, however, program directors cannot invest in expensive equipment – so how can students be better prepared? Continue reading


Congratulations to ARC/STSA’s 2018 Scholarship Recipients! 

Date posted: June 5th, 2018

Congratulations to ARC/STSA’s 2018 Scholarship Recipients Receiving a Total of $6,000!  (click picture below for complete listing)


2018 Surgical Technology Annual Report Due July 31

Date posted: April 30th, 2018

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Hats Off to the Graduates: Shine a Spotlight on Your Students

Date posted: April 17th, 2018

Is your graduating class unlike any other? Do they have unique interests or stories on which to shine a spotlight? The ARC/STSA knows your students are hard-working individuals, passionate about the surgical technology and surgical assisting professions and so much … Continue reading


Annual Report Launch Update

Date posted: April 17th, 2018

The 2018 Annual Report launches May 1, 2018. Here are a few other important resources and deadlines.
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Think Outside the Book

Date posted: April 17th, 2018

Think Outside the Book is a new series featuring creative teaching techniques. In this edition, Dr. Joseph B. Long, CST, FAST, Lead Faculty, Academic Team Leader Surgical Technology Program at Lansing Community College, shares his “Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down” project, which aimed to improve student cognitive retention and create an enjoyable learning experience.  
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AFE May Workshop: Last Chance in 2018

Date posted: April 17th, 2018

On May 30, 2018, ARC/STSA will host the last Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop of 2018. New program directors are encouraged to join, especially if they have not yet attended an AFE Workshop. We spoke with Davina Foster, CST, RN, BSN, who attended the February AFE and graciously shared her impressions of the training experience.
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