Behind the Mask of a Surgical Technology Student
You may have already read our previous blog talking about What is a surgical tech? so we thought in honor of 2013 National Surgical Technologist Week, we would highlight the successes and insights of Nebraska Methodist College's very own student, Molly Bouc.
Molly is a second year Surgical Technology student from Lincoln, Nebraska. She is set to graduate with her Associate of Science in Surgical Technology in May 2014.
Hands On in the O.R.
Surgical technology is an exciting, hands-on, impactful career choice. "One of the main reasons, I want to be a surgical technologist is that I like the overall idea of seeing something new each day walking into the operating room. With every person's anatomy being different, you never quite know what to expect once a surgery begins on a patient, " said Molly.
"What solidified the idea for me was while attending a Medical Youth Leadership Conference, I was able to witness a live feed of a knee replacement. While others squirmed at the site, I was immediately drawn to the image. From there, the journey began in seeking out how I, too, could be a part of such a miraculous experience."
Learn It. Do It.
Education is important, like any career, to gain the skills and knowledge to be a successful scrub tech. Some of the most popular courses are those that take place in high-tech labs that give students an opportunity to learn and practice their skills in a learning environment.
"I’m a hands on learner and love getting involved in the action. So, having the opportunity to practice the skills we learned in a lab setting overall connected the picture for me on a larger scale."
It's All About Family.
Nebraska Methodist College takes pride in our learning environment. We're a family -- here to support you and help you succeed in the classroom and beyond. But according to Molly, that is what makes the surgical technology profession all the better.
"I think what I find most intriguing about the surgical technology profession is the family atmosphere. Working side by side with one another to get a task done gives an individual the feeling of being a part of a team and the feeling of accomplishment that goes along with it."
Interested in Surgical Technology?
If you're interested in the profession, come visit our campus. See the labs, the tools, the experiences of a surgical technologist. Join us for one of our official Visit Days, where you can talk to an admissions representative, see campus and meet students and faculty.
Watch a Video about Surgical Technology