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September 4, 2012

The BEST Anesthesiologist Assistant Schools In The Country

To become an elite level anesthesiologist assistant, it is important to graduate from the best school possible! Having been trained at one of the leading Anesthesiologist Assistant programs, this will insure landing a dream job at a leading medical facilities of your choice. Below you will find tips for the future Anesthesiologist Assistant student:

  • » There are currently seven schools accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). You must graduate from one of these accredited schools.
  • » The seven accredited schools are Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia ~ Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio ~ Case Western Reserve University in Houston, Texas ~ South University in Savannah, Georgia ~ University of Missouri Kansas City ~ Nova SouthEastern University in Fort-Lauderdale-Davie, Florida ~ Nova SouthEastern University Tampa Student  Educational Center adhere to the guidelines as prescribed by the CAAHEP in setting the curriculum for prospective anesthesiologist assistants. To be eligible for and to be considered for admission into one of these seven Anesthesiologist Assistant schools, it requires that the student pass the entrance exam in form of a GRE or an MCAT (each Anesthesiologist Assistant school has a preference). Aside from the entrance exam and due to this profession being a masters degree,  each potential candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with required prerequisites in english, science and math.
  • » The typical Anesthesiologist Assistant program covers 24 and 28 continuous months, together with curriculum hours up to 160 hours with clinical hours totaling up to 2,700 hours.
  • » As per the CAAHEP, students are required to study topics pertaining to anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology, with special emphasis on cardiovascular, renal, nervous, respiratory, and neuromuscular systems. Apart from these, the program involves study of life support systems, and principles related to medical instrumentation. Training in the functionality, as well as calibration of equipments in associated clinical laboratories is included in the program. Understanding the concepts of clinical decision making also remains a prominent part of the program undertaken in schools.
  • » After completing the Anesthesiologist Assistant graduate program, prospective candidates can begin internships in their prospective areas of preference.
  • » After passing the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA), Anesthesiologist Assistants are eligible to work in medical or hospital facilities of their liking. Currently there are 18 states, which allow Anesthesiologist Assistants to practice.

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