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Testimonials

Student Testimonials

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    It Was an Honor to Be Part of This Course

    I am greatly surprised about the knowledge of the instructor. Good job! I was very happy with all the course in general. It was amazing to me. Good set up. Great and clear explanations. Good material for practice. It was an honor to be part of this course!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Techniques Are Broken Down for Easy Understanding

    A lot of information in 6 days. But it was broken down in a way that made it easy to understand and apply it. The lab surgeries are done every day in the OR but I understand the step-by-step better now. Dan Bump has much experience in surgery and his techniques and videos were very helpful to my learning. I never thought I would be able to attempt to suture an anastomosis, but I was able to perform well from both the surgeon & assistant point of view. I have a better understanding of surgery techniques. This will help me in becoming a better assistant. Whether you are going for first assist or just working in the OR, the skills the lab teaches you are extremely beneficial and make you more valuable as an assistant.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Fun and a Fantastic Experience

    ACE is doing a great job. Dan is fantastic. I love when you call you get to talk to a real person. Also, they call you back promptly. Dan did a great job at the lab. He was way better than I ever expected. The lab was very fun and a fantastic experience. Loved the practice, troubleshooting what I was doing wrong, and how to fix the mistake. The course material is manageable with a full-time job and family. I learned a lot at the lab and now feel confident that I won’t look stupid.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Coaching & Patience Made All the Difference

    ACE Surgical Assisting is committed to provide excellent training. One-on-one training with Dan is absolutely wonderful. His coaching and patience have made all the difference. The materials provided in order to get hands-on practice are wonderful. I think ACE has an awesome program. It’s a wonderful way for us students to experience so we can be ready and comfortable using these techniques in surgery. The simulators were a great way for us to get a better idea of what we will be doing as an assistant. One of the benefits I have gotten was really understanding the way we are supposed to suture. Meaning, there’s a reason why it is important to have the right closures so it doesn’t harm patients. I really recommend this program. It’s actually fun. You get to work as a team and learn a lot of technique that can be useful in surgery. Also, techniques that will help your surgeons.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Loved How Interactive and Attentive the Instructor Was

    I think ACE is a great program. It helps surgical techs increase their skill and earning potential and allows people like me learn skills before starting my new career as an ortho NP. I loved how interactive and attentive Dan was. This type of teaching style is conducive to learning! The thing that benefited me most was learning different suturing styles as I will be needing to do this with closing ortho cases. If you want to learn about surgical assisting, then please go to the ACE Surgical SkillLab. You will learn essential skills necessary to succeed in your career, all while keeping the patient safe and the surgeon happy.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Opened My Eyes to Details I Never Noticed Before

    Online Distance Learning, thank you very much! It was an amazing journey and writing the research paper was my favorite assignment. This course opened my eyes to details I've never noticed until now. This was an awesome experience!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Gained New Appreciation for All Aspects of Surgery

    This experience has been enjoyable and challenging with ample time to practice new skills. You gain a new appreciation for all aspects of surgery. The experience of actually performing a procedure from a surgeon’s standpoint gives you a new and wonderful viewpoint. I am more comfortable at working with both hands now than I was before the skills lab. I was predominantly one handed and discovered I can actually use my non-dominant hand. If you love surgery and want to increase your skills as well as your knowledge, then take this course. The step-by-step skills lab and anatomy lectures are worth the cost alone.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Was Very Happy With The Video Demonstrations Giving Good Visual Aid And The Surgical Simulators.

    ACE is a great company. I was very happy with the video demonstrations giving good visual aid and the surgical simulators. I got good tying skills. It’s a good program that improves our surgical knowledge and skills. I would and will recommend this program.

    Chicago, IL

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    The Gift of Delivering Knowledge in the Simplest Way

    Excellent!’ Good Management, Good Advisors, Above All, Great Mr. Dan Bump! He is thorough with the knowledge and the big thing is he has the gift of delivering it to others in the simplest way. Great hands-on training. Great atmosphere.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Most Happy with the One-On-One Coaching

    I learned a lot of new things at the lab that I feel will be helpful in the OR. I was most happy with the one-on-one coaching I got when I was having trouble with a stitch. Afterwards, I was able to understand what I was doing wrong and correct the mistake. Small classes mean more one-on-one coaching, which I find is the most beneficial when trying to learn a lot of material in a short amount of time. This program prepares you to exceed the expectations of any surgeon you work for. The personal coaching of the instructor gives you the confidence to succeed in your pursuit of a new career. I am very thankful that a friend recommended this program to me.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Intense Lab, Full of Info

    ACE is a very approachable company. Everyone who worked with me answered questions quickly. Maggie responded to my concerns about tests. I really value the videos (skills videos on the website) that last forever. Lab was great! Dan is a great teacher. Great at constructive criticism. Great sense of humor. Keeps everyone engaged. Intense lab but full of information.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I’m A Tying Queen!

    ACE Surgical Assisting is a great company. Dan is so good with the teaching. Love the 1 on 1. I was having problems tying. Then Dan came around and gave me some pointers and bam! I’m a tying queen. I feel like I can immediately use these skills as soon as I get back to work. This program is great. The layout online, homework, etc is on point with real life. The lab is the best part. It’s the hands-on that I love the most.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    You Extreme Dedication To This Profession Is Very Appreciated!

    Thank you so much, Dan! I've enjoyed your professionalism, knowledge & respect for the SA program! You have done an excellent job! Your extreme dedication to this profession is very appreciated!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Helps Students with Different Medical Backgrounds

    Dan taught multiple suturing skills with great detail and patience. Excellent experience that I would and will recommend to my peers. Dan has developed a program that helps students with all levels of experience and with different medical backgrounds. At the end of the week, we were all confident with our new skills.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    In-Depth and Goes Beyond Just Assisting

    I really like how the instructors are available to you to answer any questions I might have. I loved the little tricks Dan would show us, just the slightest thing to make suturing and tying easier. The lab is in-depth and goes beyond just assisting. It explains procedures in a way that you could do the procedure on your own. Helps you to be a great assistant.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Instructor Easy to Talk To, Fun to Learn From, Cares for Students

    Mr. Bump did an excellent job! He was easy to talk to, fun to learn from, and really did an overall GREAT job!! There is a lot of information to learn but Mr. Bump helped to increase my motivation to finish. The entire lab week experience has been so useful and helpful. I feel that Mr. Bump truly cares for his students’ success. Suturing and tying skills can’t be self-taught using only videos. We really needed the guidance and one-on-one coaching that we received. I’m very excited to continue practicing these techniques and incorporating them in my daily job at work!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    If You Want A Quick, Effective Program To Be An Assistant, Attend ACE!

    I think this is a very effective program. The hands-on training was exceptional. If you want a quick, effective program to be an assistant, attend ACE!

    Dayton, OH

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Skills I Will Utilize the Rest of My Medical Career

    I think ACE is a great company that truly makes an effort to prepare you for surgical assisting. I learned how to suture in several different ways and how to apply them to different tissues. Also, learned how to tie knot using both hands, which is going to be very useful in my career. The ACE program was a great learning opportunity that has taught me skills I will utilize for the rest of my medical career. The staff is very approachable, friendly, and efficient at answering your questions. Great program!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    The Hands On Were In Depth Without Being Over Whelming.

    Dan was highly skilled and was able to teach in a way that we both could learn together. The hands on were in depth without being over whelming. There was a lot of information and it was delivered so you could comprehend and perform simultaneously.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Gentle, Not Overbearing Guidance Boosted My Confidence

    ACE is well run and Dan cares about his students and their experience during the learning process. I appreciate his watchful eye during each section. He is very specific but gentle and not overbearing. He guides each person in a non-threatening way. My confidence has been boosted even though I know I still have a lot to learn and perfect. Also, I really appreciate the insight I derived from learning more about approaches to the procedure through knowledge of the anatomy. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone seeking to become a Surgical Assistant. The facets of the Surgical Assisting role is very well defined.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Have Learned Many Awesome Techniques Today That I Was Never Aware Of During Surgery.

    Dan is an excellent instructor! He seems very concerned for our future in assisting. He wants to see his students succeed and that we are not just some paid customer. I really enjoyed the TAH. I will admit I was nervous playing the role of a surgeon. I have learned many awesome techniques today that I was never aware of during surgery. I really enjoyed the crossword puzzles, pop quizzes, and anatomy labeling exercises. By far, the Transverse Colon Resection was my favorite exercise!! I really like the sliding stitches and fireman throw. I had a great experience. Overall, I am learning so much & this is going to make me a better scrub tech and assistant! I know this is a program you should try. It is an online program that you can work at your own pace. It has a hands-on lab that is very beneficial to your profession. The staff is very helpful and supportive. Best of all, it’s the cheapest program I could find online.

    Fostus, MO

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    This Program Is Wonderful. You Get Way More Than You Expect From The Money Spent.

    I am very pleased with this program. Very professionally done. I was very happy with the Microsurgery and Laparoscopy simulations. The most valuable thing to me was the two hand tying and one hand tying. Wonderful instructor time & patience. This program is wonderful. You get way more than you expect from the money spent.

    Loganville, GA

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Prepared for The Real World

    The Surgical SkillLab was extremely beneficial. Hands-on experience is a must. Dan Bump was outstanding. His knowledge and training techniques will be very beneficial to many students’ careers. He is an amazing instructor. 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!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    One-On-One Training Is Absolutely Wonderful

    ACE Surgical Assisting is committed to provide excellent training. One-on-one training with Dan is absolutely wonderful. His coaching and patience have made all the difference. The materials provided in order to get hands-on practice are wonderful. The ACE Surgical Assistant Program will provide you with excellent training in order to start and excel in your Surgical Assisting career. Dan’s patience, commitment, and dedication really shines through the entire course! Thank you Dan. You are a wonderful teacher.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Not Only Will Your Physicians Trust You More, They Will Also Recommend You To Other Physicians Of The Facility.

    The program is a wonderful example that guides FA’s to better assist at a next level. I was very happy with the TAH simulation. It shows the professional to be prepared like a surgeon. Tying is one of the most valuable benefits as well as suturing in order for cases to move faster and properly. Definitely join the program. It will make you an ACE in the field of surgery. Not only will your physicians trust you more, they will also recommend you to other physicians of the facility.

    Snellville, GA

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Happy with the Laparoscopic and Micro Labs

    ACE is professional and well organized. I was very happy with the laparoscopic and micro labs. I am more comfortable with instrument handling and ties. Attention to detail appreciated.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Am Excited to Show Off My New Skills

    This program is very organized and loaded with beneficial information. The material provided makes it easy to learn. ‘Vroom! Vroom!’ (a lab memory aid). That will always remind me to keep my palms down. I’m excited to get back to work and show off my new skills. We learned numerous suturing techniques. I only knew the simple stitch prior to class. Now I can use a variety to help my surgeons. 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’m very glad I attended this program. It was a very fun and beneficial experience. I strongly recommend this program to anyone trying to advance their OR careers.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    A Great Program. You Learn So Much.

    A great program. You learn so much. It’s not suture & tying only. They have simulators that replicate operations. Yeah! We took out a uterus, put in a graft, did a hemicolectomy, and an anastomosis.

    Santa Fe, NM

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    The Program Is Very Helpful.

    The program is very helpful. They want you to pass and assist in any way possible. Teaching is straight forward with surgical simulations and hands-on simulators.

    Pamplin, VA

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Was Happy With The Exceptional Patience

    As a company, ACE has good focus and high standards. At the Lab, I was happy with the exceptional patience shown on multiple occasions when trying to learn tie & suture techniques. I gained confidence in suturing/tying and I was able to work more efficiently with the surgeon. The program is well-designed & well-executed. They care about your success in the program & in your career & make every effort to respond to student needs.

    Hanover, IN

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Learned a Lot of New Tricks

    Dan Bump broke down each step in a clear and objective way that made it really easy to understand and to follow even though the amount of information was long. After the explanation, we were able to perform and practice with accuracy which really boosts our confidence in what we are doing. The muscle memory time was invaluable because it helped me gain dexterity while performing the technique. In my opinion, the microscope and laparoscopic surgery was the most exciting day. As a Surgical Assistant, it is very important to understand and feel what is going on with our patients and to try to help our surgeons in this type of procedure. Amazing recreation of the microscope and laparoscopic procedure. As a foreign medical graduate, I can tell you that your program is an intensive and user friendly training that make things possible in a really short period of time. It is incredible how the large amount of information feels like a breeze while practicing at the skills. An amazing program and training. For me, it was the perfect refresher of my skills and I also learned a lot of ‘new tricks.’ The instructor was super patient and supportive with all the students. His experience helped us to follow him step-by-step until we accomplish each skill. This program will surpass your expectations. You will be amazed how hard you will work and the feelings at the end will be of confidence and excitement to show off your new skills. Dan: Thank you so much for creating a program and lab to help people like us to move on in our lives and to get a new perspective of what we could be. You have an amazing product and you have an amazing personality that helps the student to relax and learn in a friendly environment.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    The Skills The Lab Teaches You Are Extremely Beneficial And Make You More Valuable As An Assistant.

    The overall Lab was a lot of information in 6 days. But it was broken down in a way that made it easy to understand and apply it ourselves. The procedures are done every day in the OR but there is a better understanding of the step-by-step now. Dan Bump has much experience in surgery and his techniques and videos were very helpful to my learning. I never thought I would be able to attempt to suture an anastomosis, but I was able to perform well from both the surgeon & assistant point of view. I have a better understanding of surgery techniques. This will help me in becoming a better assistant. Whether you are going for first assist or just working in the OR, the skills the lab teaches you are extremely beneficial and make you more valuable as an assistant.

    Las Cruces, NM

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Doing the Simulators Is the Best

    ACE is a great company. Everyone is helpful. Someone is always available. Everyone is friendly. Maggie helped me get my transcripts from the tech school I had gone to twenty years ago. The school wasn’t much help but Maggie got enough information from them so I could get started with the program. I feel doing the simulators was the best. Also, using the memory tools and the online videos. I enjoyed the Lab. I think the role playing of surgery is great. Seeing it in the Lab has helped me a lot. Now I have a better understanding of my role as a Surgical Assistant. ACE prepares you and provides you with all the tools necessary to be a great assistant. Thanks for all the great tips and help.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I've learned so much!

    It’s a great learning experience for one just learning or a seasoned medical professional. I have learned a lot more than expected in this six days!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    No Pressure to ‘Learn or Fail’

    Skill lab was very laid back – no intense pressure to learn a skill or fail the course. Dan was very helpful & supportive and had a kind, gentle manner of teaching. He talked to the class as a whole like he was there to help each individual. He never singled anyone out or made you feel badly – just encouragement. The hands-on simulators and videos going along with the lecture helped tremendously. It allowed for me to see & process a technique until I was ready to do it on my own.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    ACE Teaches Ways to Profit in Your Career

    Great company! I’m very pleased with how comfortable I feel asking everyone questions as well as for help. When having problems with hotel accommodations ACE only took one day to fix the problem, making my overall experience better. I got a better understanding of anatomy as well as skills I know will transfer directly and quickly to my OR experience. The hands-on experience at the lab exceeded even my greatest expectations. They not only prepare you for continuing in surgery, but also teach you ways to profit in this career.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Now Have the Tools to Become a Proficient 1st Assistant

    This program is very worker-friendly and allows time for school to incorporate into family and work. I was very happy after completing the surgical simulations and knowing that I now have the tools to become a proficient 1st assistant. I’ve gained the confidence and ability to perform at a higher standard. Also, as a RN I’ll be able to be an RNFA after completing the course. I highly recommend this course to anyone who feels as though they have been playing more than 1 role in the OR. Also, nurses who want to become more part of the surgical team can accomplish this easily through this program.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Well Worth the Time, Money, and Effort

    I was extremely pleased. The instructors were wonderful and knowledgeable. I learned so much! I really enjoyed suturing all the layers of the Pfannenstiel incision. It gave me so much more confidence in my abilities to perform the different necessary closures I will need to do in my new job. I was very pleased at the time allotted to learn the different techniques and all the help I received to learn and ‘master’ suturing and tying. This program is well worth the time, money, and effort put forth to complete the necessary tasks. The instructors are exceptionally friendly and approachable. Their constructive criticism and positive feedback was very conducive to learning everything.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Could Not Have Been More Impressed

    Very professional. Wonderful learning atmosphere. Dan is very patient with students. Makes time to assist every student to improve technique. Always repeats steps until you perfect your technique. Never treats students badly when having difficulty learning a skill. I feel that I have learned many skills that I can continue to perfect with practice. I learned a lot of anatomy and I’m excited to continue to learn. I feel I am capable of achieving a new level of skills that will benefit myself, my patients, and my employer. I could not have been more impressed with the ACE Surgical Lab. I learned more than I thought possible in 6 days. Would recommend ACE to anyone interested in Surgical Assisting.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Great Program.

    Great program. I feel it will prepare me for real OR situations. SkillLab was very positive and good real life examples of situations in the OR. Simulators were very helpful and changes my perspective on Micro and Laparoscopic cases.

    Somerset, PA

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    The Whole ACE Staff Treated Me Like a Friend

    I enjoy this program because help, if needed, is just a phone call away. And they are always happy to help. I was happy with the lab. I learned a lot that I know will help me in my adventures. I benefited from the anatomy and what is going on in the surgery. Not being right in it, you really don’t know. Dan did a great job in this area and also with all the suturing techniques. If someone was really interested in a program and was actively looking at some, I would let them know that from getting started to the lab, ACE has been very friendly. Their whole staff has treated me like a friend who wants me to advance in my career and cares what kind of person I will become. The knowledge I gained thus far has been amazing.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    They Not Only Prepare You For Continuing In Surgery, But Also Teach You Ways To Profit In This Career.

    Great company! I’m very pleased with how comfortable I feel asking everyone questions as well as for help. When having problems with hotel accommodations ACE only took one day to fix the problem, making my overall experience better. I got a better understanding of anatomy as well as skills I know will transfer directly and quickly to my OR experience. The hands-on experience at the lab exceeded even my greatest expectations. They not only prepare you for continuing in surgery, but also teach you ways to profit in this career.

    Alexandria, LA

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Happy to Discover the Amount of Autonomy I Could Have

    This program was very interesting!! I learned a lot of necessary information. I was very happy to discover the amount of autonomy the program can help the students achieve. The hands-on experience was very valuable. That’s just how some people learn. I feel that I could recommend this program to anyone that wants to learn SA skills and broaden their outlook on a career in the surgical field. Very beneficial.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    ACE Will Give You The Skills And Confidence That You Need To Advance Your Career.

    Whether an experienced surgical tech or a mid-level practitioner with minimal surgical skills, ACE will give you the skills and confidence that you need to advance your career.

    Denver, CO

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Gained Confidence in Suturing/Tying

    ACE has good focus and high standards. At the Lab, I was happy with the exceptional patience shown on multiple occasions when trying to learn tie & suture techniques. I gained confidence in suturing/tying and I was able to work more efficiently with the surgeon. The program is well-designed & well-executed. They care about your success in the program & in your career & make every effort to respond to student needs.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Great Training and Educational Experience

    Six intense days of surgical techniques. The 6-day SkillLab was a great training and educational experience. All the hands-on helped me with my overall learning experience.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Get Both the Surgeon’s and the Assistant’s Perspective

    This program is awesome!! The people are very friendly and helpful. The experience and knowledge I gained from this program will be very beneficial in my career. The smaller class was nice. It provided me with more opportunity as an individual. Dan is an exceptional speaker and trainer. The hands-on lab was great. Working with the simulators as a Surgeon/Assistant perspective was valuable. One-on-one training was great. The course is definitely a benefit to improve my career. The skills I have learned will help me work with my surgeon instead of against him/her. I have more skills and knowledge that has given me more confidence to take to my job. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Great Job of Preparing Students to Become Surgical Assistants

    I feel that the anatomy homework along with the video demos helped to prepare me for the daily surgical procedures. It was a nice refresher to help my mind find all that was stored in my memory. I enjoyed all the different skills that I have obtained during this lab rotation. My experience with ACE has been great! I feel that the company is very well organized. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They do a great job of preparing students to become Surgical Assistants. I was very pleased with the promptness and effectiveness of communication. Whenever I had a question, my answer or phone call was answered within a few days. I am completely new to the surgical environment. The lab has taught me how to appropriately handle the instruments. It has also trained me on various ways to suture. These benefits will help me to excel in my career and perform my job duties more efficiently. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who wants to further their career or skills in the OR. The online portion is very flexible with busy schedules and the lab does an excellent job in acquiring the necessary skills to perform successfully as an assistant in the OR.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Interesting, Fun, Real-Life Experience

    Dan stated that ACE has been established since 2002, which I find great for I personally tried to get into this program for a quite a few years. All six days of the ACE lab were very interesting, knowledgeable, fun, real conversations, real-life experience, and different opinions. I’m very pleased with the preparation. I most value learning the knot pushing, tying, hand/finger placement, and movements to get set up for the next move – steady and smooth. ACE Surgical Assisting is the expert way to go, if you want to get the skills and knowledge designed to be successful as a 1st assist. I feel great with the training and education I received and you will too. Thanks Dan Bump!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Best Decision I Ever Made

    ACE is a great company with room for expansion. The instructor was very approachable and a great help. I liked that I got a better understanding of advanced technique to use in cases. This is the best decision I ever made. After already attending part of another program (ESSFA), this was a better choice.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Clinically Accurate Suturing/Tying Skills

    Not knowing anyone who used this company, I was impressed with the level of the skills lab, one-on-one, and teaching skills. Very happy that I made the choice to use ACE. I’m very happy with the clinically accurate suturing/tying skills. I developed a greater level of confidence in the assist role. The skills lab was extremely intense. But the one-on-one made all the difference. My skill level really climbed as the week progressed.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    You Make Us Feel Like Professionals

    Gave me better insight into suturing and why surgeons make the decisions they do in regards to incisions and closures. This was great practice! I loved learning how to tie knots after watching surgeons for years and trying to figure out how they did it! I cannot wait to use my newly mastered skills. Making incisions was so much fun! After this workshop, I think ACE is a great program. I felt like I was learning more than I needed to when doing the online part of the program, but now I know why. The hands-on portion of the program is the best! You do a great job of making us feel like professionals! We had lots of time for practicing. I no longer have to do only instrument tying! I can surprise our surgeons by showing them what we have learned. The program is affordable and I highly recommend the all-inclusive option (Enhanced Access). You can go at your own pace. You also get to meet some great people from other areas of the US and the world!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    This Excellent Program Will Prepare You For All Roles As An Assistant.

    Excellent! All lab experience has been excellent. Dan is knowledgeable in all surgical roles. Dan knows how to teach on all levels. I feel very confident that I can return to the OR with professional skills. This excellent program will prepare you for all roles as an assistant. The tying skills are fantastic. Dan is very and loves to teach. He is very patient, great personality!

    Brilliant, OH

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Ace Is A Great Company. Everyone Is Helpful And There Is Someone Who Is Always Available.

    Ace prepares you and provides you with all the tools necessary for your to be a great Surgical Assistant. The simulators in lab are a great learning tool. The Visual/memory aide videos are great also.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    An Eye-Opening Experience

    Closing the different layers of the incision was very helpful. The micro & laparoscopic stations were an eye-opening experience, one where I need more practice. I am much more confident about my tying technique. Now I possess a full understanding of when and why to use the different suturing techniques. The AAA lab was my favorite because that is the area I work in most often. It was fun to try to do an anastomosis as well as the surgeons I work with. Overall it gave me a better understanding of how I can better assist them. ACE Surgical offers a great service to Surgical Techs or anyone looking to enhance their skills. The skills lab was very informative and helpful in my assisting career. I learned a lot of skills that will make me better equipped to do a great job. Learning the different suturing techniques and when to apply them is worth its weight in gold. ACE is a great program. The lab instructor is very knowledgeable and can help you a lot. Everyone in the office is very helpful and make the experience as easy as possible.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    My Honor to Attend

    I found ACE very informative, professional and when I have questions they were answered in a very timely manner. Learning from two-hand to one-hand tying will make a huge difference in my upcoming career. The support from fellow students and instructor was the most beneficial for me. The laparoscopic lab was very eye opening. I would definitely recommend this exciting experience to anyone that I work with. It has been an honor to attend the skills lab this week. It has given me a great deal of confidence for my future.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Excellent Program, Led with Heart

    ACE has met and exceeded my expectations. I appreciated the positive reinforcement and support experienced in the lab. It took the stress out of learning suturing and other skills. I was exposed to scenarios and skills that I’ll need. The valuable feedback was immediate and minimized mistakes made in learning. This is an excellent program led with heart. I feel informed, heard, and supported. I recommend enrolling in the Enhanced Access Surgical Assistant Program for its flexibility, self-pace, etc.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    My Skills Were Bad, But Then…

    Skill lab was very informative and met my expectations. Presenter (Dan) was knowledgeable and prepared. My tying skills were bad. I even went home Tuesday and cried, not sure I wanted to continue. However, with practice and encouragement, the tying finally came to me. I have been in the OR for many years as a scrub, circulator, and even in management. This lab has made me realize I need to focus on bettering my skills as an assistant and the ways I can accomplish this goal. I have enjoyed the experience.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    The Surgical Simulator Was Like Seeing a 3D Picture of the Anatomy

    ACE has a very friendly and helpful staff. Good concepts of what students need to learn. Experience was excellent! Instructor was extremely thorough. I loved the visual aids. The simulation was not what I expected but very well done. Microsurgery was not something I had much experience with. The module was very helpful and confidence building. Step-by-step instructions very thorough. Suture techniques and placement of sutures was nice to have in my knowledge base. In vascular, I learned a technique I’d never seen before (spearing technique). It worked quite well. The surgical simulator was helpful in seeing a 3D picture of the colon anatomy.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Role Playing as Both the Surgeon and the Assistant is Great

    ACE is very easy to work with. Very knowledgeable in all aspects of the SA, many that I hadn’t even thought of ‘til we discussed them. I was very happy with the patience I was shown. Processing all the new data took me a little longer than Dan and he adjusted to us at our learning level. The greatest value I received from the lab was the role playing as a surgeon and as an SA. It makes you adjust your frame of mind as well as well as having the Hands-On. Dan was highly skilled and was able to teach in a way that we could learn. The hands-on was in-depth without being overwhelming. The suturing and tying labs were GREAT!! Dan’s ability to break down the process into comprehensible steps was priceless. The one-on-one is great! Personalized Correction on our technique is prompt and without ridicule.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Strait Forward Teaching with Surgical Simulations

    The program is very helpful. They want you to pass and assist in any way possible. Teaching is straight forward with surgical simulations and hands-on simulators.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    This Course Is Extremely Helpful For Perfecting OR Assisting Skills.

    This course is extremely helpful for perfecting OR assisting skills. I was most happy with slowing down each motion to perfect a certain activity/skill.

    Denver, CO

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Nervous Before, Confident Now

    It’s amazing how you can come into class not knowing how to tie anything and, within the class time, I’m tying with either hand! After doing the anastomosis on the colon, I got a better understanding of why and how the stitches are placed. Dan was extremely informative and has a great sense of humor. I felt at ease asking any question without feeling embarrassed. ACE takes care of their students. They have worked very hard in obtaining my hospital’s clinical affiliation agreement even though my hospital has had some turnover in administration. I am walking away from lab knowing how to tie, which I knew nothing about beforehand. I feel confident going into my clinicals now, whereas I was very nervous before. ACE has been very helpful in walking me through the process of being an SA-C. I’m excited to learn more about the business opportunities they will have and I feel that I have a hand to hold throughout the process.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Best Experience I Ever Had

    The lab was the best experience I ever had. I was discouraged at first but in the end, I was amazed. I was happy with everything. I didn’t think I was going to make it. But I did because of Dan and my classmates. I would recommend this program to everyone.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Teacher Tailors Instruction to Your Learning Level

    Very thorough experience. I most appreciated the refined knot tying techniques and I’ve gotten a better sense of the overall gestalt of working with a surgeon. Dan Bump works with everyone in a way tailored to their learning level. The course provides a comprehensive surgical skills experience in a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    So Many Tricks to Make My Job Easier

    Love practicing on the simulator. It’s very cool being able to do it before working on a human. Dan is an excellent instructor. His knowledge is so helpful. He’s very easy to ask questions to or to ask for help. That is important as a teacher. I was not doing well with laparoscopic (intra-corporeal) tying at first. When I finally tied, I was very excited. Learning how to repair a AAA was really cool. It was time consuming and a little hard at times. But I learned great tricks and it turned out good. The bowel anastomosis was a lot to remember but great tricks once I got it down. I like the fireman trick for tying. ACE doesn’t feel like a company but more like a family. Professional yet easy to talk to. They are always available to answer my many questions and being completely understanding. Dan gave so many tricks and ways to make my job easier. Suturing and tying is what I valued most. I feel much better about it now. I also appreciated all the surgeries we performed here. I feel pretty confident now. I enjoyed my time with ACE. I learned so much with the courses and the lab. Loved that I had Enhanced Access to work at my own pace. The lab portion was great. Dan is just terrific. So easy to talk to. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Met great people. I feel great about starting my career. Thank you.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Suturing and Tying Techniques Have Greatly Improved

    ACE is a company dedicated to training the Professional First Assistant. I was very happy with the role playing we did during the surgical skills lab. My suturing and tying techniques have greatly improved. I feel that you’ll get a strong working knowledge of first assisting by attending the ACE Surgical SkillLab.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Training in a Controlled Atmosphere

    I appreciate a better understanding of anatomy and ways it impacts assisting. Also, the time saving techniques. To assist effectively and safely in surgery, one needs training in a controlled atmosphere. This course gives an excellent knowledge base from which to start in the operating room with the patient receiving quality, safe care from day one.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    At ACE, They Care About Our Success

    At ACE, they care about our success. The lab is small enough for one-on-one mentoring. We got lots of practice with tying. The instructor is very patient. You don’t leave the skills lab with questions. He makes sure everyone understands the material.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Everyone Who Worked With Me Answered Questions Quickly.

    ACE is a very approachable company. Everyone who worked with me answered questions quickly. Maggie responded to my concerns about tests. I really value the videos (skills videos on the website) that last forever. Lab was great! Dan is a great teacher. Great at constructive criticism. Great sense of humor. Keeps everyone engaged. Intense lab but full of information.

    Dallas, GA

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Can Now Assist and Not Feel Like I Don’t Know Anything

    Great program. I learned a lot in this class. Many skills learned and hands-on was the best part. I am a hands-on learner and this was great exposure. Now that I will be assisting the physicians with C-Sections, I will be able to assist and not feel like "I do not know anything." This program was very informative and intense. You learn basic skills needed to assist in surgery as an RNFA/Surgical Assist. A lot of anatomy exposure which is very well connected with the surgery simulations. Great program!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    The Surgery Simulators Really Help

    It was great to have an instructor care enough about his field to teach others and give us the opportunity to excel. The surgery simulators really help in getting that ‘hands-on’ guide. Really helpful! One-on-one coaching helps the student feel guided not pressured and that’s extremely important for someone stepping into the First Assistant role. The ACE website is easy to man and see my work progress. And I am very happy with the communication! You never have a problem getting ahold of someone!! Huge Plus!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    I Am Very Confident. Tying Skills Are Fantastic!

    Excellent! All lab experience has been excellent. Dan is knowledgeable in all surgical roles. Dan knows how to teach on all levels. I feel very confident that I can return to the OR with professional skills. This excellent program will prepare you for all roles as an assistant. The tying skills are fantastic. Dan is very good and loves to teach. He is very patient, great personality!

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Best Instructor I Have Ever Worked With

    I could not be happier. This is a great experience! The individual coaching thru demonstrations and repeat demonstrations for tying and suturing could not have been better. I now can tie sutures left and right handed and approximate wound edges with ease. These are skills I will use in practice from now on with confidence. Dan Bump is the best instructor I have ever worked with. His skill and medical knowledge is unsurpassed. His teaching methods put his students at ease no matter what level of expertise they have upon arrival to the skills lab. Everyone will leave his skills lab with a new knowledge base.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Down to Earth and Very Skills Oriented

    ACE has been excellent. It has been down to earth and very student oriented. I liked being able to ask about anything and getting an answer that is broken down. I watched videos before coming to the lab and still couldn’t tie. Dan broke it down and made it easy. I like the way he teaches. He takes his time and goes step-by step. You should choose ACE over the others. The cost is very competitive and inexpensive. Plus the lab is very helpful. It brings your confidence and skill level to the next level.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    A Wealth of Knowledge and Experience

    ACE is very professional, a wealth of knowledge & experience. I was happy with career improvement & guidance for advancing & becoming competent & comfortable with the surgical assisting role. I most valued the advance surgical suturing & what I learned about the role of the SA in surgery. For NP students or practicing NP professionals, the ACE Surgical Assisting course & SkillLab advances & enhances general and advanced suturing and specific skills required to become a safe, efficient, and high quality surgical assistant for a variety of surgeons and specialties.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Gives You Skills and Confidence

    Whether an experienced surgical tech or a mid-level practitioner with minimal surgical skills, ACE will give you the skills and confidence that you need to advance your career.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Surgical Simulations Were Unique and Fantastic

    The lab is very detailed and informative. I will recommend this surgical skill lab to anybody because it is educative. Dan was great. The simulations were unique and fantastic. I can’t just explain how challenging it was for me being a medical doctor. It improved my understanding regarding surgical procedures.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    The Lab Gives You A Ton Of Information And Works You On Different Skills.

    I have enjoyed ACE’s program. The lab has been extremely knowledgeable and has taught me a lot. I really enjoyed the learning experience of tying. I was not understanding when reading about tying, but once I saw how to do it in the lab, I caught right on. The different surgeries we learned to do are a big benefit. Different suturing techniques we learned will benefit me when I get back to my hospital. This program is highly recommendable! The lab gives you a ton of information and works you on different skills. And you meet people with different experiences.

    Elliotsburg, PA

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    The Lab Was A Great Experience And Well Worth It!

    ACE overall is a good teaching company. The lab was a great experience and well worth it! Dan did a great job with the lab, really kept my attention, and taught me a ton. I got a deeper understanding of what a SA does for the surgeon. I am very excited to start this new stage of my surgical career. ACE is a company that truly cares for their students. They want us to thrive and become very successful. I’m lucky to be a part of this program.

    Gahanna, OH

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    How to Assist the ‘Correct’ Way

    I feel everything is very organized and efficiently run, at the skills lab and with the online courses. The entire skills lab with video demos went step-by-step to explain everything in understandable terms. Things were slowed down enough so you could really see each process. With 26 years of OR experience, I knew the ‘idea’ of how to assist. But this course and lab have taught me how to assist the ‘correct’ way and how to do it in a very efficient manner.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    Intelligent, Patient, Transmits Passion

    ACE is a professional and serious company. The Director of this program (also our instructor) is a wonderful person and professor. He is intelligent, patient, transmits passion when he speaks, well organized, and a super presenter. Interesting interpretation of the Transverse Colon Resection with simulators. In Italy, I have had much experience with colorectal surgery. I enjoy this specialty. My class was full of nice people. We helped each other. I enjoyed working in small groups with a nice atmosphere. I have great memories of this experience. The materials used in the lab were very professional and modern.

  • ACE Surgical Assisting

    It Improved My Understanding Regarding Surgical Procedures.

    The lab is very detailed and informative. I will recommend this surgical skill lab to anybody because it is educative. Dan was great. The simulations were unique and fantastic. I can’t just explain how challenging it was for me being a medical doctor. It improved my understanding regarding surgical procedures.

    Chicago, IL

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