AST is the only national organization that represents over 55,000
surgical technologists and surgical assistants. Established in
1969, AST is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. On the
local level, 46 formed state assemblies address member concerns
Surgical technologists are committed to patient care -- not only at their own facilities,
but also around the world
One of the most outstanding characteristics of practitioners is their abiding interest in working in underdeveloped countries with populations in need.
Members have sought to help others in Africa, Haiti, the Philippines among others.
It is our intention to share information about organizations that offer techs the
opportunity to serve on medical missions.We anticipate that this list will grow as more members send us the names of medical mission organizations.
Operation Giving Back (OPG) is a program of the American College of Surgeons and was created for the volunteer surgeon.OPG recognizes the team nature of surgical care delivery and the critical contributions of all surgical professionals. OPG attempts to include information relevant to all members of the surgical team.
Please visit Resources for the Surgical Team, found under the "Resource Centers" heading on the homepage: http://www.operationgivingback.facs.org/content2209.html. At the bottom of the page you'll see a list of some of the OGB partner organizations that have indicated that they provide volunteer opportunities for surgical technologists.