A Q&A Featuring Admissions Reps From the University of St. Francis

Several years ago, enrollment for the surgical technology program was down at the University of St. Francis (USF). In need of new avenues to recruit students, Surgical Technology Program Director Theresa Sorgen-Burleson, MBA, CST, turned to her admissions team. But rather than ask to increase their efforts, she sought to help them understand the profession. “We set up a time for the admissions team to experience what it would be like to be a surgical technologist. We brought them to our lab and dressed them up in caps, gowns and gloves,” Sorgen-Burleson says. “They were able to pass instruments and use