By Chris Ahearn, AAS, CST

Surgical Technology educators from around the country met virtually on February 24 for our third Better Together brainstorming event of 2022. Recruiting and retaining top surgical technology students was on everyone’s mind, and the ideas shared will help shape the future of surgical technology education for the betterment of our students, our programs, and especially our shared communities of interest. Our year is off to a great start with the latest installment of this increasingly popular series, Better Together Success Strategy Talks.

From suggestions of a five-semester program with summers off, to arranging student field trips visiting instrument or implant manufacturers, the ideas shared flowed like saline into a solution bowl. Excited to discuss their ideas for recruiting and retaining our valuable students, educators were enthusiastic and passionate about finding ways to better our students’ experience.

Here are some of the ideas shared by mo