A group of OTC Surgical Technology students won first place at the 2018 Missouri Association of Surgical Technologists Scrub Bowl competition. The event was held earlier this month at the annual Missouri Association of Surgical Technologists conference. The jeopardy-like competition prepares surgical technology students to take their certification exam upon graduation.
OTC’s team, comprised of Andrea Harris, Tracy Vajda, Colleen Mitten and Ryan Eckhart, defeated several teams from across the state of Missouri to defend the college’s title for another year. In total, OTC students have won the Scrub Bowl competition six years in a row.
In addition to its Scrub Bowl victory, OTC’s Surgical Technology program has another impressive statistic to tout. Exactly 100 percent of OTC Surgical Technology graduates have passed their certification exams in the past three years.
“We are lucky to be part of a truly exceptional program,” Colleen said. “Everyone in the state knows OTC is one of the best.”
Andrea, Tracy, Colleen and Ryan will graduate from OTC’s Surgical Technology program on May 17. All 17 members of the program’s graduating class have already landed jobs in the high-demand field.
“It’s always our goal to have students employed by the time they walk at commencement,” said Angela Enlow, OTC Surgical Technology program director. “There’s a huge demand for surgical technologists in the area, and our students walk into these jobs ready to get to work.”
You can learn more about OTC’s Surgical Technology program here.