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IDEAL TRAINING FOR FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES
If you graduated from medical school in a foreign country, then you qualify to sit for the ABSA certifying exam after attending the ACE 6-day Surgical SkillLab™. Because of your extensive medical background, you aren’t required to take the entire Surgical Assistant Program. The nationally and internationally respected American surgical credential you’ll earn is SA-C (Surgical Assistant – Certified).
American bureaucracy makes it very hard for foreign trained MDs like you to get into a residency program. Many have found that becoming a Surgical Assistant is a good way to get back into medicine and earn a better income while waiting for a residency. Also, this is an excellent chance for you to meet and work with American surgeons who could recommend you to residency programs.
As a Surgical Assistant, you’ll directly contribution to patient outcomes. Isn’t that why you became a doctor in the first place? To make a real difference in the lives of your patients? You’ll be working with surgeons who will see you more like a partner in the surgery. They’ll respect the highly demanding work of getting through medical school, your journey to a foreign land, and the challenges and disappointments of pursuing an American residency program.
Surgeons watch your surgical skills and judge whether you deserve more opportunities to perform or not. As you are very well aware as a physician yourself, they are governed by the axiom to do no harm. The ACE 6-Day Surgical SkillLab focuses on giving you ‘surgeon-level’ skills and their expert and safe application!
- If you perform surgical skills like experienced surgeons do, they’ll judge that it will benefit the patient to let you perform at the higher-level ACE trains you for.
- If you haven’t been taught any surgical skills, they must protect their patients from you. This probably means limiting you to tasks less likely to harm the patient, like holding retractors, suctioning, and cutting suture.
The ACE 6-day lab is a big confidence builder. Your new surgical skills will speak well of you, inspire your surgeons to trust you with surgeon-level tasks, and open doors to expanded practice.