At the March 2019 meeting of the ARC/STSA, the Board of Directors approved the following language related to Standard I. A. – Sponsorship of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Surgical Technology.
Consenting to surgery is a leap of faith for patients and families. Knowing that a team of strangers will take you or a loved one away, into a room, put you to sleep and cut into you, is undoubtedly a harrowing experience. I am humbled and honored every day to have patients and families that entrust us to do this. I am confident in our ability to warrant that trust because of the team I am so lucky to work with. I often say that the surgeon is like the quarterback—lots of press, interviews and awards—but the surgical team is like the offensive line—the ones who do most of the hard lifting and drive the success of the team.
In a recent Board of Directors meeting, the ARC/STSA honored two board members, ARC/STSA President Dr. Cynthia Casparis and Dorothy Rothgery, for their service to the organization. Dr. Casparis and Ms. Rothgery both served two terms, and their tenure ends in June 2019. ARC/STSA is grateful for the time, talent and knowledge they each brought to help move the organization forward.
ARC/STSA Seeks Board of Directors Applicants Academic Administrator and Public Member Positions Open Terms Beginning September 2019 The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical [...]
ARC/STSA’s next AFE Workshop is right around the corner! Don’t miss your chance to refresh your skills and connect with peers who are facing the same triumphs and challenges.
Sarah Galbraith is a surgical technology student at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, and is quickly approaching graduation. But not long ago, she was a prospective student, applying to the surgical technology program and learning new things along the way. In this interview, Sarah shares many aspects of her program from which she has benefitted, as well as advice for prospective students starting their own application journey.
ARC/STSA would like to congratulate the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) on 50 years of quality care and excellence in the field of surgical technology.
This month, we talked to St. Phillip’s College, whose surgical technology program is also celebrating 50 years. Learn more in this Q&A from Jessica Garza, CST, surgical technology program director, and Raquel Farias, department chair.