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Case Western Reserve MSA Program Profile

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Case Western Reserve MSA Program Profile

The 24-month program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and is based on the Standards for Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. Graduates must complete a curriculum which includes 63 credit hours (six semesters) of classroom and clinical instruction. The first three semesters integrate basic science and clinical instruction.

During the remaining 3 semesters, students complete month-long rotations in all sub-specialties of anesthesiology: ambulatory surgery, burns and trauma, cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, surgical intensive care unit. Clinical training focuses on all types of anesthesia including general, epidural, spinal and peripheral nerve blockade.

Instruction is also provided in advanced patient care monitoring techniques and pretesting, calibration and operation of anesthesia delivery systems and monitors. A highlight of this educational program is an optimal faculty-to-student ratio. Maintaining this ratio promotes individual interaction with faculty, instructors, residents and other students emphasizing strong guidance in a clinical learning environment.

At Case our personal approach and rigorous educational standards produce compassionate and highly skilled anesthesiologist assistants.

We prepare our graduates to function as full members of the Anesthesia Care Team (ACT), and the comfort of each patient is their number one priority.

    * Strong clinical focus and
      continuous integration with basic
      science education

    * Small enrollment, with high
      faculty to student ratio

    * Anesthesiologist involvement at
      every level:
          o Administration
          o Education
          o Supervision

    * Clinically supervised one-on-one by
      anesthesiologists, AA-Cs, or senior
      anesthesia residents

    * Proactive quality assurance of
      clinical experience

    * Clinical hours, procedures, cases
      tracked with proprietary software

    * External rotations are encouraged
      to give the student experience in a
      variety of practice settings

    * Local and national clinical rotation
      choices available

    * We will work to make a rotation in
      your institution possible

    * Student membership in ASA

From the first day of class to graduation day, our students train to be professional and compassionate:

       It's my understanding that this profession
       is not built on routines and careless
       mechanical acts that so many people use
       to get through their work day. This is a
       profession built on passion for helping
       people, the need for perfection, and a
       constant drive to become better than you
       were yesterday...I have never been so sure
       that this is exactly where I am supposed to
       be and exactly what I am supposed to be doing!

                                                 -Jen Rossire,
                                                 Class of 2006

Case Western Reserve University 
11100 Euclid Ave.   
Cleveland, Ohio 44106 
Phone: 216.368.2000
Phone: 216.844.8077

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