The vision of the program is to become a leading program in the field by training operating room technicians who are able to adapt to the changing health conditions, have problem solving and high communication skills, are well adjusted in team work, have necessary skills to use technological tools and materials, are endowed with the professional abilities, have an awareness of professional liability and attach importance to human health and ethical values.
The aim of the Surgery Services Associate Program is to bring up experienced surgical health assistants that are needed in the field of healthcare. Graduates of the program are to be able to conduct the preparations of surgical materials prior to the operations as well as using such materials during the operations, to directly participate in operation teams and are able to assist the surgeon during the operation.
The program has various strengths. Some of which are as follows; the first ever Surgery Services Program to be launched in TRNC within the body of the School of Health Services and therefore, its importance in serving the purpose. Moreover, Health Sciences Faculty being established within the Eastern Mediterranean University that has a long-standing past, our university’s recently launched Medicine Faculty, expert academic staff members from Turkey visiting the department both for consulting purposes and active teaching, qualified academic staff members in the department with in-depth academic and field related knowledge, the appropriateness of the academic and physical infrastructure of the planned program, the availability of various clubs and facilities within EMU contributing to the social, cultural and sports activities and finally, the availability of an Anatomy Laboratory, occupational skill labs, various body analysis devices within the EMU Health Sciences Faculty.
Since Turkish being the medium of instruction, more than 90% of students opting for EMU come from TRNC, Turkey or other Turkish speaking countries. Therefore, the sufficient demand on the program is listed within the strengths of the program.
The Surgery Services Program is designed in accordance with the world standards including its fully-equipped labs for assessment and evaluation services and, advanced level technological devices and equipment. The large-scale rooms dedicated for labs are designed to serve around 40-50 students at once, providing students the opportunity to easily work together. Computer labs with adequate level internet support are available within our university. EMU library is equipped with all the necessary tools and materials regarding education and research. Moreover, our university offers students a wide range of recreational opportunities that they can benefit from various social, cultural and sports activities during their free time.