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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 procedures, such as pulmonary artery catheterization, electroencephalographic spectral analysis, echocardiography and evoked potentials.

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Anesthesiology Assistant Program 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) 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 prior academic 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.

NSU Anesthesiology Assistant Program:

The Master of Science in Anesthesia (M.S.) program is dedicated to the education of anesthesiologist assistants, the health care community, and for the care and safety of patients. This unique 27 month AA program consists of an intensive academic and didactic program that will prepare the student to function within the anesthesia care team. The Program will emphasize the clinical education of the anesthesiologist assistant using a state-or-the-art mock operating room with an anesthesia simulator, and hospital based clinical rotations. The students will get an extensive clinical training experience that will consist of a minimum of 2500 clinical hours that encompass all aspects of anesthesia care for the surgical patient
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