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Registration Now Open – Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators on February 7, 2019

Date posted: August 7th, 2018

The Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop  February 7, 2019, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (register online below) Site Visitor Training – Beginner/Refresher February 8, 2019, 3 – 5 p.m. (register online below) Site Visitor Training – Advanced (reserved for current, active … Continue reading


The Paradigm Shift in Surgical Technology Education: Part I

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

Click on the notice below for details.


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


Registration Now Closed – Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators on May 30, 2018

Date posted: March 6th, 2018

Important Notice – The upcoming May AFE  Workshop in Orlando will be the last opportunity to attend an AFE in 2018!  The next AFE will be held on February 7, 2019…details coming soon!


2018 Annual Report Review

Date posted: February 21st, 2018

2018 Annual Report Presentation


ARC/STSA 2018 Annual Report Launches May 1, 2018

Date posted: February 13th, 2018

ARC/STSA 2018 Annual Report Launches May 1, 2018   Mark Your Calendars — New Annual Report Submission Dates!The ARC/STSA 2018 Annual Report submission period will begin on May 1, 2018, and close on July 31, 2018. Instructions for completing the 2018 … Continue reading


Site Visitor Recognition

Date posted: February 9th, 2018

Many thanks to our hard-working site visitors, who volunteer their time to assess surgical technology and surgical assisting programs’ compliance with the Standards. (Please click the image above to view the full-sized recognition poster.)


2018 Scholarship Announcements

Date posted: November 7th, 2017

Apply Now for the ARC/STSA Scholarship Program. The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical
Assisting (ARC/STSA) is pleased to announce the launch of the ARC/STSA 2018 Scholarship Program in service to the surgical technology and surgical assisting student and educator communities Continue reading