• Surgical Tech to First Assistant In As Little As 6 Months!

Become A Surgical Assistant!

Want To Perform At Surgeon-Level When You First Assist in Surgery?

Then you’ve found the right place! The American College of Surgeons says the ideal Surgical Assistant is another surgeon. That is a high standard that ACE takes seriously. So the ACE Surgical Assistant Program sends you into surgery with the same skills a surgeon has. You also get the same knowledge set a surgeon brings to the table when first assisting.

If you’re a Surgical Technologist, OR Nurse, Mid-Level Practitioner, or MD and quitting work to go back to school is out of the question, you can still train and get certified to first assist in surgery with ACE Surgical Assisting!

  • A convenient online education for surgeon-level knowledge
  • 6 days of hands-on training for surgeon-level skills
  • A clinical experience at your hospital with your surgeons
  • Qualify for a national Surgical Assistant certification
  • The ACE 6 day Surgical SkillLab qualifies PAs, NPs, and MDs to get a surgery-specific certification. No need to take the full program!

If you want us to send you more information, just click the Request More Info button to the right and fill out and submit the brief form. Or call us now at 855-966-4111. We’d be happy to help.

Who Qualifies to Enroll?

Professionals from different surgical/medical backgrounds qualify to enroll in the ACE Surgical Assistant Program or the 6 Day Surgical SkillLab by itself. Click on your background below to get answers to your specific concerns.

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Students complete clinical in the hospital where they work.

What Happy Students Are Saying...

  • This program is awesome! Dan is very patient and takes every step slow to ensure all the students understand. The procedures and suture simulator were designed to be as realistic as possible, which gave us a much better understanding of what we would do in real-life surgery. I strongly recommend this program to anyone trying to advance their OR careers.”

    -Rachel Conlon CST

  • The class was unbelievable. Every station was well planned. The program should be recommended to everyone who plans to work in surgical services. Dan Bump definitely prepared me for the real world in the Operating Room!

    -Veronica Villa, RN

  • As a foreign medical graduate, I can tell you that your program is an intensive and user friendly training. It is incredible how the large amount of information feels like a breeze while practicing at the skills. An amazing program. For me, it was the perfect refresher of my skills and I also learned a lot of new tricks.

    -Howman Pagola MD

  • ACE has good focus and high standards. I was happy with the exceptional patience shown when trying to learn techniques. I gained confidence in suturing/tying and was able to work more efficiently with surgeons. The program is well-designed and well-executed. They care about your success and make every effort to respond to student needs.

    -Nolan McGlasson PA-C

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Formally Trained Surgical Tech
On-the-job Trained Surgical Tech With 2 years Scrub experience
Nurse with 2 years of OR experience
Physician Assistant
Nurse Practitioner
Foreign Medical Graduate