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Anesthesiology Assistant

Career Overview:

  • Anesthesiologist assistants are highly skilled professionals who work under the direction of licensed anesthesiologists and as part of an anesthesia team to design and implement anesthesia care plans.
  • Anesthesiologist assistants are trained to assist in life-saving measures, such as CPR and advanced cardiac life support.
  • Assist with preparatory procedues, such as pulmonary artery catheterization, electroencephalographic spectral analysis, echocardiography and evoked potentials.

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Anesthesiology Assistant Requirements:

  • Completed application form along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submit official college transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional institutions with a GPA minimum of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale. A minimum GPA of 3.25 is preferred.
  • Complete the online Centralized Application Service for Anesthesiologist Assistant (CASAA) before February 15th at
  • Submit official GRE scores or MCAT scores that are less than five years old.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s prioracademic performance, potential, character, work habits and suitability for graduate study leading into career clinical practice.
  • Documented anesthesia exposure by observation in the operating room of at least eight hours.
  • Summary of an article published in a current anesthesia journal.
  • Demonstrated evidence of computer skills, through coursework or self-study, prior to the end of the first semester. Instructions may be obtained through NSU Student Microcomputer Laboratory or other training facilities.

Anesthesiology Assistant Program:

  • Master of Science in Anesthesia M.S.
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