The Pennsylvania-Association of Surgical Technologists (PA-AST) is a non-profit chartered constituent division (state assembly) of the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST).
Our organization is governed by a Charter Agreement with the AST and State Assembly Bylaws.
We represent approximately 3600 surgical technologists working in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Approximately 1000 are members of the AST.
At least two state assembly business meetings per year are held where official business of the organization is conducted provided there is a quorum.
Meetings are held in conjunction with an educational program where at least four continuing education credits are offered and are applicable toward certification renewal by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).