Through our guided training curriculum, the EVMS Surgical Assisting certificate program is designed to deliver candidates an approved curriculum. This 12-month program will start in May each year, beginning in 2022, and be offered online. Students will be required to complete didactic and clinical content requirements. The program will pair students with educational liaisons to support their success in completion of the program.
Eligible candidates include practicing or qualified surgical assistants and Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
For current practicing surgical assistants, the program provides the opportunity to obtain training from a recognized accredited program (we are currently seeking Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs accreditation). CST candidates will to be prepared as entry-level professionals to assists surgeons in the performance of surgical procedures.
As states continue to enact greater legislation requirements for the practice of surgical assisting, the goal of the EVMS Certificate of Surgical Assisting program is to assist current professionals and those seeking to enter the profession a training avenue which meets the changing requirements of the professional.