The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Surgical Assisting is to assist current professionals in gaining the skills necessary to assist surgeons in operating rooms. Eligible candidates must have two years of work experience and must be currently employed in an operating room. This 12-month program begins in May of each year.
Classes include, but are not limited to:
- Biomedical sciences
- Professional practices special topics series
- Principles of surgical assisting
Students are required to complete didactic and clinical requirements. They must possess a problem-solving and self-disciplined learning approach to the curriculum. The online graduate certificate program in surgical assisting provides students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the surgical field.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Additional Materials May Be Requested, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Requires two or more years of work experience in the operating room
- Must be currently employed in an operating room and hold membership as a Certified Surgical Technologist, Certificate-Nurse-Operating Room, or Surgical Assistant-Certified