284 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Anesthesia Computer Requirements All students are required to have a computer with the following minimum specifications: • P entiumor AMD at 1.00GHz or equivalent Macintosh processor • 256 megabytes RAM • video andmonitor capable of 1024 x 768 resolution or better • CD-ROM drive • full duplex sound card and speakers • I nternet connection with Internet service provider (DSL, cable, or satellite highly recommended) • 800 x 600 or higher resolution • Windows XP or NT or MAC OS or better • Microsoft Office 2000 with PowerPoint, Word, and Excel minimum • printer capability Application Procedures The Master of Science in Anesthesia program has partnered with CASAA, the Central Application Service for Anesthesiologist Assistants. To apply, visit our page on the CASAAwebsite, casaa.liaisoncas.com. The CASAA application must be submitted by January 15 of the matriculation year. Submit the following to CASAA: 1. official transcripts sent directly from all previously attended undergraduate, professional, and graduate institutions Coursework taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed following. • World Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax firstname.lastname@example.org • jsilny.org • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org • General physics with lab (6 semester hours or 9 quarter hours) • Calculus (3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours) Preferred but not required • Cell and molecular biology (1 semester hour) • Organic chemistry II (a second semester) Note: A grade of 2.0 (C) or better is required in all prerequisite classes. 2. of f icial transcript s of al l undergraduate and graduate coursework 3. a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale; minimum GPA of 3.25 preferred 4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores (taken within the past five years) taken early enough for official scores to be received by admissions office by the supplemental application due date of February 15 The NSU code number is 7149. GRE information can be obtained from gre.org. Information for the MCAT is at aamc .org/students/mcat. 5. three letters of recommendation from people familiar with applicant’s prior academic performance, potential, character, work habits, and suitability for graduate study leading into a career in clinical practice 6. at least eight hours of documented anesthesia exposure by observation in the operating room 7. summary of an article published in a current anesthesia journal The applicant who has graduated from a college or university in a country where English is not the primary language, regardless of United States residency status, must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 600 or higher for the written test (or equivalent score for the computer-based test), an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0, or a Pearson Test of English—Academic (PTEAcademic) score of 54. An official set of scores must be sent to Nova Southeastern University directly from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. Advanced Placement and Transfer of Credits Because of its highly integrated and compact curriculum, the anesthesiologist assistant (AA) programs require matriculants to complete the entire curriculum at the specified campus. No advanced placement, transfer of credit, or credit for experiential learning will be granted.