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Surgical Technology students win state competition

A team of students from the Ozarks Technical Community College Surgical Technology program has taken first place at the Missouri Association of Surgical Technologists’ Annual Scrub Bowl. The competition consists of a written examination made up of questions taken from the Surgical Technologist Certification exam. This is the fourth time OTC’s Surgical Technology students have taken first place in the competition.

This year’s winning team consisted of students Bethany Nimmo of Elkland, Emily Peebles of Clever, and Deborah Williams of Republic. A total of nine students attended the event, which was held in St. Louis as a part of the Missouri Association of Surgical Technologists’ Annual Convention.

Graduates of the college’s Surgical Technology program receive a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree designed to prepare them for the national certification exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Job opportunities include hospital surgery or labor and delivery areas, outpatient surgery centers, or as private scrubs for individual surgeons.


Mark Miller

College Director of Communication

Phone: 417.447.2655


Laura French

Coordinator of Public Information

Phone: 417.447.2659


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