Monthly Archives: April 2018

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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New Forms to Save You Time

Date posted: April 17th, 2018

In a continued effort to save you time, we have developed and linked three newly streamlined attestation forms to the Forms and Facts section of the ARC/STSA website. Continue reading


Spotlight on Community Service

Date posted: April 17th, 2018

It can be easy for students to get lost in the technical aspects of surgery and feel isolated from patient care. That’s where acts of community service come in. We spoke with two members of the surgical profession to learn how student-led service projects play a key role in a well-rounded education. Continue reading


2018 Annual Report Instructions Now Available

Date posted: April 6th, 2018

2018 ARC-STSA Annual Report Instructions  Click on the on the photograph or link above to access the complete 2018 Annual Report Instructions for Surgical Technology programs.  The Report will be available for data entry beginning May 4, 2018, and completed … Continue reading


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Accreditation Coordinator

Date posted: April 2nd, 2018

The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), a private, not-for-profit accrediting body is seeking a qualified individual with excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as a background in education, accreditation or credentialing. Click … Continue reading