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Pre-Admission Checklist

The Surgical First Assistant Program is a selective admissions program. Please contact Jeff Bidwell or Melinda Weil for eligibility requirements and to request a Surgical First Assistant program application and information packet:

Jeff Bidwell
SFA Program Coordinator
270-824-1740
jeff.bidwell@kctcs.edu

Melinda Weil
SFA Office Manager
270-824-1805
melinda.weil@kctcs.edu

NOTE: For program admission, applicants must be Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) or must be able to demonstrate the entry level skills possessed by someone who has completed an entry level surgical technology program. These basic skills are listed in the Association of Surgical Technologists Surgical Technology Core Curriculum. Applicants must also have a minimum of one year operating room experience.

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANT PROGRAM:

  • Applicant Data Sheet
  • Copy of  Driver’s License
  • Copy of  Employee Badge
  • Copy of Certification or documented operating room training. 
  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 2) 1 must be from precepting surgeon; others may be from surgeons, surgical assistants or supervisors/managers (letters must be dated same year as application).
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume

UPON ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM, APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BEFORE THE START OF THE FALL SEMESTER (instructions and required forms will be emailed to applicants after acceptance into the program): 

  • Complete online application to Madisonville Community College
  • Setup student email account
  • Provide copy of CPR/BLS card
  • Provide proof of immunizations as required by precepting facility(s). This is often your employee health records. 
  • Provide results from negative drug screening (must be less than 1 year old or as required by precepting facility)
  • Complete background check through certifiedbackground.com (please DO NOT complete until you have received further instructions from SFA program coordinator or SFA program office manager)
  • Submit required pre-clinical forms (clinical confirmation form, clinical facility data form, clinical preceptor agreement form(s))
  • Have in place a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) or student affiliation agreement between the precepting facility and Madisonville Community College. Students should contact Melinda or Jeff to see if a current agreement is in place or to begin the process of getting an agreement in place.

Students choosing the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Assisting must submit Official Transcripts AND  Request for Official Transcript Evaluation Form to:
Admissions
Madisonville Community College
2000 College Drive
Madisonville, KY  42431

Payment: 
Please make note of tuition payment due dates.  Making timely payment arrangements is imperative to avoid being dropped from the program. Tuition amount and payment due dates can be found on your student self-service account. Payments may also be made through your student-self service.