Fall Semester 2023 Catalog




Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgicaltechnologist. Topics include, but are not limited to: scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping; assistance with patientcare; processing of instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field; and environmental sanitation. In addition,introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observationand/or participation in routine procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include: general surgery (to includegastrointestinal), cardiothoracic surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery (ENT), ophthalmic surgery (Eye), genitourinarysurgery, neurological surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery,peripheral vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and procurement/transplant surgery. The total number ofcases the student must complete is 120. Students are required to complete 30 cases in the General Surgery specialty.Twenty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role. Students are required to complete 90 cases in various surgicalspecialties. Sixty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of 5 surgicalspecialties. However, 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. Diagnosticendoscopy cases and vaginal delivery cases are not mandatory, but up to 10 diagnostic endoscopic cases and 5 vaginaldelivery cases can be counted toward the maximum number of Second Scrub Role cases. Cases that are in theObservation role must be documented but do not count towards the minimum of 120 total cases.

Lecture Hours


Lab Hours



SURG 1010, SURG 1020, SURG 1080


SURG 2030, SURG 1100, SURG 2120