Education & Research

Program Studies

The educational program extends over a period of 11 months. Students have theoretical instruction and clinical experience in a variety of surgical specialty areas.

The curriculum is divided into two 9-week terms and two 15-week terms. Students receive instruction in medical terminology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, anesthesia, pharmacology, surgical techniques and professional development. Clinical experiences are provided in the operating room at several of our network sites. Basic surgical technology skills and theory are correlated to learning experiences in the clinical laboratory setting. The amount of clinical exposure increases with the advanced courses.

All clinical experience is provided at St. Luke's University Health Network. Students are responsible for transportation. The use of a car is necessary.