Enhancing the profession to ensure quality patient care.
In 2005, the AST Board of Directors established the first student-focused event at the AST national conference, where more than 300 students came to learn, network and demonstrate their eagerness to join the surgical technology arena during the AST Student Day. Each year after, hundreds of students have gathered to attend the since-renamed ASTSA Forum. Each year students elect their peers to serve as ASTSA student representatives and help drive the success of the ASTSA and foster new engagement into the profession.
Students are encouraged to apply for the Foundation for Surgical Technology's student scholarships. The scholarships are designed not only to reward educational excellence, but to assist with financial needs many surgical technologists rely on to get
started in this profession.
Selection for the scholarships is based both on academic ability as well as financial need and scholarships are awarded based on the information provided on the application.
For more information, visit the FFST site.
ASTSA Student Manual