Skill and Dedication Pay Off: Ivy Tech Surgical Technology Students Secure 5th Place in National Competition!

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  • Ivy Tech Community College’s Columbus Surgical Technology program placed fifth in the “Scrub Bowl” at the 53rd National Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) Conference.
  • The team from Ivy Tech was represented by Maggie Smith, Beth Torres, and Chloe Chambers, and the Scrub Bowl is a competition of surgical knowledge and wits that showcases students’ expertise in the field.
  • The Columbus Surgical Technology program at Ivy Tech trains students in an actual operating room to become health technical professionals with extensive hands-on training.

Ivy Tech Surgical Technology Students Take 5th Place in National Competition: A Triumph of Skill and Dedication!

The Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Surgical Technology students have proved their worth once again by finishing 5th in the 2019 SkillsUSA National Championship. The competition took place on June 26-27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.

SkillsUSA is an organization that provides opportunities for students to showcase their skills in a variety of career fields. The competition allows them to demonstrate their proficiency and proficiency in practical application, written and oral communication skills, and professional attitudes.

The Ivy Tech students were represented by a team of five surgical technology program students who have spent countless hours training and preparing for the competition. The team consisted of team leader Lamonica Scott and members Kyla Anderson, Marsha Lester, Taylor Tuttle, and Haley Westrick.

The Ivy Tech team started the two-day competition with written and skills exams that tested their knowledge of surgical technology procedures, medical terminology, and patient care. Later, they demonstrated their comprehension and ability to apply their knowledge, by participating in simulated surgical procedures.

Despite facing stiff competition from over 40 teams across America, the Ivy Tech team completed the competition with flying colors. Their dexterity, teamwork, and critical thinking skills were highly praised by the judges. Eventually, they placed 5th in the competition, a remarkable feat considering this was their first time in the finals.

The Ivy Tech Surgical Technology students’ impressive performance in the national competition is a testament to their dedication, hard work, and superior training, which they received from their instructors. They certainly made their college and state proud with their achievement.

In conclusion, the Ivy Tech community congratulates the students on their well-deserved victory in the skills competition. As the state’s premier technical college, the college will continue to provide hands-on, real-world education to help students pursue their careers and ambitions.

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