• Congrats to Initially Accredited Programs

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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...
  • Congrats to Initially Accredited Programs

    ARC/STSA would like to congratulate the following surgical technology programs for receiving initial accreditation. Please join us in acknowledging the dedication and hard work it took for these programs to reach an important milestone. North Idaho College – Coeur d’Alene, ID Louisiana State University at Eunice – Eunice, LA Saint Paul College – Saint Paul, MN Concorde Career College – San Antonio, TX Continue Reading...
  • 2020 Outcomes Assessment Examination (OAE) Reporting Notices

    Please click on the button below to review important notices regarding changes in reporting 2020 Outcomes Assessment Examination (OAE) pass rates for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting programs. These notices were sent on Oct. 1 to program directors and deans. Continue Reading...
  • Outcomes Assessment Examination (OAE) Update

    Please click the links below to for important notices regarding changes in reporting 2020 Outcomes Assessment Examination (OAE) pass rates. OAE Notification to Surgical Technology Programs OAE Notification to Surgical Assisting Programs Continue Reading...
  • Tips for Navigating the Preceptor, Educator, Student Relationship

    Preceptors play a critical role in the OR, helping ensure students are set up for success while learning on the job. Before a student sets foot in the OR, however, educators must also do their part and serve as a conduit between student and preceptor. The relationship among these individuals requires thoughtfulness, clear communication and an understanding of expectations. Continue Reading...
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