Background image for the top navigation. The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital link. Clinicians page link. Works on Wellness and Employee Benefits page link Family Services page link. Link to Senior Services page.
Email to a friend    Printer Friendly Page
Text Size: decrease font increase font
Care & Services
Clinical Services
Find a Doctor
Maine Medical Partners
Autism & Development Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC)
Cardiovascular Institute - Heart Health at Maine Medical Center
the Pharmacy at Maine Medical Center
Community Prevention and Wellness - Maine Medical Center
Clinical Departments - Emergency Medicine
Patients, Families, and Visitors - Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
Maine Digestive Health Center at Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center Scarborough Surgery Center
Neuroscience Institute at Maine Medical Center
Surgical Services at Maine Medical Center
Palliative Care - Maine Medical Center
Portland Identification and Early Referral
Maine Medical Center - Cancer Care At MMC
Maine Medical Center - Maine Transplant
Maine Medical Center - Maine Transplant Program - Message from tjhe Director
Geriatric Care | Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center - Department of Emergency Medicine
Maine Medical Center - Integrative Medicine Services
Maine Medical Center - Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation Highlights:
Maine Medical Center - Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Psychiatry, Maine Medical Center, Adult, Child, Mental Health in Southern Maine
Maine Medical Center - Nutrition Services
Maine Medical Center - Family Medicine
Psychiatry Residency Programs - Maine Medical Center - Department of Psychiatry
About Radiology - Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center - Rehabilitation Medicine
Maine Medical Center - Respiratory Care
Patient and Family Services
Maine Medical Center - Vocational Services - Who We Are
Maine Medical Center - Women's Care

School of Surgical Technology

Admission Checklist

  1. Completed application form with $50 non-refundable fee
  2. Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Examination with scores above the 50th percentile (Exam fee is $50 non-refundable.)
  3. Successful completion of high school diploma or equivalent (official transcripts required)
  4. Submission of other official transcripts, i.e. college, vocational school, nursing assistant course
  5. Two professional and three character references (to be listed on application and contacted by us via mail or email)
  6. Interview with a member of the admission committee once above criteria are met

If admitted, students must hold a current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association.  This certification must be valid prior to the start of classes for the duration of the program. 

Click here to view our admission process and a representation of our admission cycle for both the March and September semesters.


Follow the steps below to complete your application for admission:

  1. Download and complete the Maine Medical Center School of Surgical Technology application. Please make sure to list two professional and three character references on the reference section of the application. You will also need to sign the applicant authorization forms.
  2. Include non-refundable application fee of $50. No cash will be accepted. 
    - Make checks payable to: MMC School of Surgical Technology
    - To pay by credit card, complete the payment form with the application or call the School to pay by phone at (207) 741-5589. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm.
  3. Mail to:
    Maine Medical Center School of Surgical Technology
    SMCC, 2 Fort Rd.
    South Portland, ME 04106

Applications close when a complete class of qualified applicants is achieved. Applications from qualified individuals received after closing may be considered on a space available basis or for the succeeding class. A limited number of students are selected for each class. 

This is a highly competitive program, so we recommend you mail in your application as soon as possible.

Return to Top of page

Health Occupations Aptitude Examination

Maine Medical Center's School of Surgical Technology requires all applicants to take the PSB (Psychological Services Bureau) Health Occupations Aptitude Examination as part of the admission requirements. This entrance exam is designed to give us a sense of your strengths and weaknesses, and we look for scores above the 50 percentile range in order to move forward in the application process.

About the Test
The PSB Exam is a computer-based, timed test consisting of five sections and taking approximately 2 ½ hours. The exam is administered by Maine Medical Center (MMC) at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC). Testing is held once every other month.

Sample questions and study options may be accessed through the following path:, Click on Resources for test-takers, in the Sample Questions section, click on HOAE (Health Occupation Aptitude Exam) to download a sample test. For test taking tips, click here.


Testing months are as follows: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

There is a $50.00 fee required in advance. The fee is non-refundable.

You may register for the PSB exam here: Online PSB Registration

If you would prefer to register for the PSB by phone, please call us at (207) 741-5589.  Space is limited so registration is on a first-come, first-paid basis. Upon registration, you will receive details regarding testing day.

Return to Top of Page 

  Official Transcripts

Transcripts sent to SMCC's Admissions Office will not be received by our office. Please notify your high school and college(s) to send your official transcripts directly to:

  • Maine Medical Center School of Surgical Technology
    SMCC, 2 Fort Rd.
    South Portland, ME 04106

Return to Top of Page 






Main Page




About the School




Course Information


  Admission & Application




Contact Us 




Resources & Toolbox


Useful Tools:

Maine Medical Center | 22 Bramhall Street | Portland, Maine 04102-3175 | (207) 662-0111