All of us here at the ARC/STSA hope you make the time to relax, enjoy family, friends and rejoice in the holiday season. Before you do, please take a few moments for some end-of-year updates.
Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting, established in 1999, is currently the only accredited surgical assisting program incorporating a porcine live-tissue training lab for students pursuing a career as a surgical first assistant. Originally located in Joelton, Tennessee, the facility moved to Nashville in 2010 to allow more students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a laboratory setting.
As we head into the new year, there is no better time than now to think about the self-care of yourself, your team and your students.
As another challenging year comes to an end, being able to shift our focus to those in need in our communities feels more meaningful than ever during this holiday season. Learn how programs across the country — from California, Nevada and North Carolina — are taking part in community service events in their local areas.
In late October, educators came together at EdAccred’s third Better Together: Success Strategy Talk. During the session, “Certification Examination Prep Strategies,” surgical technology and surgical assisting educators shared strategies for preparing students for certification examinations and discussed how past test performances can be analyzed to improve scores.
Applications are now open for the ARC/STSA 2021 Student and Chris Keegan Memorial Educator Scholarships! Learn more about the process and requirements on the ARC/STSA website’s scholarship page. All completed applications must be received by Friday, February 18, 2022.
ARC/STSA would like to congratulate the surgical technology program at Hillsborough Community College for receiving initial accreditation. Please join us in acknowledging the dedication and hard work it took for this program to reach this milestone.
Despite the cooling weather, it is heating up at the ARC/STSA! Busy is an understatement; many projects are underway and yet there’s so little time … I bet that sounds familiar to you all. With that said and time so precious, let me get right to the latest ARC/STSA updates.
ARC/STSA and EdAccred are beyond thrilled to announce their first accreditation expo, AccredX, Thursday, October 6–Saturday, October 8, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas!
ARC/STSA was proud to partner with AST on the development of the “Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology, Seventh Edition” (CCST-7e), set to be released later this fall!