• Streamlined to Save You Time

    The new Maximum Enrollment Capacity (MEC) Attestations form is now available on the ARC/STSA website under Forms and Facts for your convenience.  Continue Reading...
  • ARC/STSA 2018 Annual Report Update

    Big changes are coming to the 2018 ARC/STSA Annual Report. Learn what it means for ARC/STSA's surgical technology and surgical assisting education programs Continue Reading...
  • Apply for an ARC/STSA Scholarship Today

    The ARC/STSA Board of Directors has awarded scholarships to students and educators each year, since 2005. This year, recipients will be awarded a total of up to $6,000 in combined scholarships. We asked a few 2017 recipients what the scholarship meant to them. Their testimonies, shared below, affirm the impact that the ARC/STSA scholarships have had and the importance of taking action to further your professional development. Continue Reading...
  • Dr. Kellie M. McFarlin Joins the ARC/STSA Board of Directors

    The ARC/STSA is pleased to welcome Kellie M. McFarlin, MD, FACS, to its Board of Directors. McFarlin is a senior staff member of the Henry Ford Hospital’s Department of Surgery and a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She will hold a three-year term concluding in December of 2020. Continue Reading...
  • AFE Workshop 2018

    Board members and staff presented the Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators (AFE) Workshop to an enthusiastic group of nearly 90 surgical technology and surgical assisting educators on February 8, in Charleston, South Carolina. Continue Reading...
  • ARC/STSA 2018 Annual Report Launches May 1, 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 Annual Report will be posted to the ARC/STSA website April 2018.   Continue Reading...
  • Site Visitor Recognition

    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.) Continue Reading...
  • Think Outside the Book

    Visit the ARC/STSA Facebook page to see the fun and innovative methods Glendale Career College instructor Art Busch, CST, uses to teach his surgical technology students. Continue Reading...
  • News from the ARC/STSA Home Front

    2017 was a year full of transitions at the ARC/STSA office, all focused on improved services to our programs and students, as well as expanding accreditation and education offerings to our communities of interest. With changes in staffing and a realignment of responsibilities, let’s revisit who’s who at the ARC/STSA and the primary services they provide for you. Continue Reading...
  • A Rising Trend: Social Media as a Learning Tool for Surgeons

    Earlier this year, the Harvard Business Review reported on the increasing trend of surgeons leveraging social media to enhance their skills and share knowledge with others. As the surgical field grows in size and complexity, those in the profession are no longer relying on conferences and informal hallway conversations alone. And while the advent of online discussion forums is nothing new to medical professionals across the board, the pervasive nature and ease of access of social media is undeniable, making it an ideal choice for peer-to-peer learning. Continue Reading...
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