Yearly Archives: 2019

‘Tis the Season to Give Back

Date posted: December 11th, 2019

Hear from program directors across the country on how their students are spreading holiday cheer and embracing the spirit of giving back this time of year. Continue reading


Get to Know Your ARC/STSA Board Member: Kellie McFarlin, MD, FACS

Date posted: December 11th, 2019

We caught up with ARC/STSA Board Member Kellie McFarlin, MD, FACS to learn about her thoughts on interprofessional education, as well as her experience with the ARC/STSA. Continue reading


Give Yourself the Gift of a Scholarship

Date posted: December 11th, 2019

We recognize the incredible work of you and your students and are honored, once again, to announce the ARC/STSA 2020 Scholarship Program to support students and educators who continue to pursue their dreams.   Continue reading


Fight Accreditation Stress With the AFE Workshop

Date posted: December 11th, 2019

At ARC/STSA, we understand the value of accreditation — as well as the stress it can cause. But at the end of the day, we want all programs to have the tools for success. What better way to achieve this than through a hands-on workshop with your peers? Continue reading


Congrats to Initially Accredited Programs

Date posted: December 10th, 2019

ARC/STSA would like to congratulate the following surgical technology programs for receiving initial and continuing accreditation. Please join us in acknowledging the dedication and hard work it took for these programs to reach such important milestones. Continue reading


Recruiting the Next Generation

Date posted: October 9th, 2019

For the last several years, the allied health program at Madisonville Community College (MCC) has hosted open houses for local high school students to learn of the many healthcare positions available to study. When asked which profession interests them, most high schoolers state nursing. As allied health faculty, however, we know nursing is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to professions available. We were in need of a better way to clearly and effectively communicate the diversity of such roles MCC offers. Continue reading


Welcome, Newly Elected ARC/STSA Board of Directors

Date posted: October 9th, 2019

ARC/STSA is pleased to announce newly elected officers of the Board of Directors. Get to know these individuals with more information below! Continue reading


Remember When … You Were a Student?

Date posted: October 9th, 2019

As educators of surgical technology and surgical assistant students, every now and then it can be helpful (and fun) to step back and remember what it was like to be a student. What felt like a mountain of a mistake then is likely a funny story to share now.

Take a walk down memory lane and tell us, do you remember… Continue reading


Tips for an Active Program Advisory Committee

Date posted: October 9th, 2019

Do you have trouble keeping your Program Advisory Committee (PAC) active and engaged? A successful PAC should strengthen your program and serve as a conduit to the community. Without the right structure and direction, however, a PAC can fall flat. Here are tips from experts in the field on leading a successful PAC. Continue reading


Save the Date for the AFE Workshop: Feb. 6, 2020

Date posted: October 9th, 2019

The ARC/STSA will hold its next Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, prior to the Association of Surgical Technologists’ (AST) Educators Conference. Continue reading