The Terry Campus of Delaware Technical Community College hosted the formation of the Delaware State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists on Sept. 7.
Local certified surgical technologists, members of the Association of Surgical Technologists, and current students studying the profession were all in attendance. The formation of a State Assembly allows surgical technologists the opportunity to reach out to operating rooms throughout Delaware to encourage not only membership, but to help with the education process and improve the processes and knowledge of surgical technologists in Delaware.
"I feel it is essential to increase the number of trained, certified Surgical Technologists in our state as well as encourage membership for our professional organization," said Tina Gary, Certified Surgical Technologist and program coordinator for Surgical Technology at Delaware Technical Community College. "As an educator, it is important to inspire new graduates and current students to be active in the profession as well as the community."
Ms. Gary was named president of the Delaware State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists.
The Delaware State Assembly will be integral in fundraising events, which will offer community outreach and student scholarships. Delaware Tech offers the only associate degree program in Delaware for surgical technologists. Students are eligible to obtain the certified surgical technologist credential after successful completion of the program.
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