It seems like this would be an excellent option for anyone who wants to be a doctor, without going through so very many years of training.
Even people who are smart enough to become doctors often don't have the discipline to study at the horrendous rate that they expect in med school.
I'm sure it is difficult, becoming a surgical technician, but probably not quite that difficult.
Also, it sounds like it is less of a take home job. If you are only working within the surgery and not interacting with the patients, then aside from keeping up with the latest techniques, there wouldn't be much "homework".