Clinical Practicum

Throughout their education, students are exposed to a variety of surgical procedures utilizing the most current technology available in the field. The high volume of surgical cases performed provides students with the opportunity to assist with a wide variety of surgical procedures prior to achieving competency.

The off-campus clinical component of the program is supervised by a comprehensive team of professionals, including Berkeley College’s Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator, a hospital liaison, Certified Surgical Technologists, and perioperative staff nurses.

Policies and guidelines for each clinical facility must be followed without exception. Failure to comply with these policies and guidelines will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the program. Any conduct that is detrimental to a patient or a coworker will lead to removal from the clinical site.

Illness or injury incurred at the clinical site must be reported to the Clinical Coordinator and the Department Chair. Sharps injuries and on-the-job injuries will be treated according to hospital policy. Expenses incurred for treatment related to such injuries are the student’s responsibility.

Students must remain in their practicum assignment for the entire term.