The Ideal Surgical Assistant Program for Active Duty Surgical Techs and Veterans.
Military Trained? Our Program Works With Your Experience
ACE is a veteran-owned company. If you are active military or a veteran,
we at ACE thank you for your service. We appreciate the chance you’ve
now given us to be of service to you. The
ACE program is good training for military trained Surgical Techs, both on active duty
ACE training perfectly fits your unique circumstances as a military Surgical
Tech. You are very busy. You work unusual hours. You may be deployed to
a foreign military base or theater of operations.
Why choose our program?
- The ACE program is online. Easy participation anywhere in the world with
- You must be off duty for just 6 days to get intensive hands-on training
- You get clinical experience at your duty station with the support of surgeons
you currently work with. ACE already has clinical affiliations with several
military hospitals including Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
in Bethesda, MD. We can work with your military hospital too – whether
in the US or overseas.
- The ACE Surgical Assistant Program qualifies you to sit for the nationally
recognized ABSA certifying exam and become SA-C (Surgical Assistant –
If you are being asked to first assist in surgery occasionally or as a
regular part of your duties, the ACE program can help you achieve a much
higher level of performance. We focus on giving our students ‘surgeon-level’
assisting skills. Decide for yourself if that would give you a greater
sense of contribution to patient outcomes, a sense of pride in a job well
done, and open desirable opportunities for advancement.
If you are being discharged soon, transitioning successfully to the private
sector is a concern. Training as a Surgical Assistant increases opportunities
for employment or self-employment. If you have the strong capabilities
both as a tech and a Surgical Assistant, your civilian employer will enjoy
more flexibility in managing the surgery schedule. That is a huge plus
that could put you at the head of the line when hiring decisions are made.
With advanced training from ACE, you won’t feel you are not allowed
to do as much in civilian life as you were trusted with in the military.
Words from Our Founder
“When I got out of the Navy in 1978, it was difficult to get a job
as a Surgical Tech. It seemed my military training wasn’t as respected
as I had hoped. But with persistence, I finally landed a job. Although,
I was happy to work in the Operating Room again, I always felt I was under-utilized
based on the first assisting skills I picked up in the Navy. I wasn’t
appreciated for what I was actually capable of.
It wasn’t until I received first assistant training and national
certification that I began to realize my full potential. I was finally
allowed to match my military experience in civilian life. In fact, I went
well beyond because of my surgeon-level skills training.
I also started a Surgical Assistant business so I could bill the patient’s
health insurance for my services just like surgeons do. Compare: In the
1980s I worked 50-60 hours a week to make $35,000 as a Surgical Tech.
In 1989 I began making $105,000 as a self-employed Surgical Assistant
working just 20 hours a week! Quite a difference.
This is the potential I want to impart to our military trained Surgical
Techs as they prepare to transition to civilian life.”
- Dan Bump CST, CSFA, SA-C, President/CEO ACE Surgical Assisting, Inc.
If you are a veteran, does Dan’s story (above) strike a chord with
you? Not able to do as much in surgery as you were trusted to do in the
military? After all, unlike your commanding officers, your civilian employers
must consider their liability. The ACE program solves these problems for
you. It gets you back to the level of performance you were used to in
the military and beyond. On top of that, it reduces the surgical risk
and liability of doing something in surgery you weren’t formally
trained and certified to do.
How do you qualify for the ACE Surgical Assistant Program?
Military Trained Surgical Technologists: We give a great amount of credence to the military Surgical Technology
training and military experiences you’ve had.
- Provide your diploma and form DD214 showing graduation from a military
Surgical Technology Program
- Surgical Tech certification is welcome but not required
- Letters from two surgeons recommending you to the ACE program
HERE to contact us or give us a call 855-966-4111 to and have all of your questions
answered. You’ll soon be on the fast track to remarkable career success.