Welcome! We are excited that you have your sights set on becoming an anesthesiologist assistant. You have a long road ahead of you but we are here to help. We will provide information and support as you take the pre-requisite courses up until you start the application and testing process.
Most anesthesiologist assistant master’s programs require the following courses in addition to a bachelor’s degree in any subject:
- General Chemistry I and II with labs
- General Biology I and II and labs
- Organic Chemistry I and II with labs
- Physics I and II with labs (either algebra/trig based or calculus based)
- Biochemistry I (with lab if Organic Chemistry II not taken)
- Calculus I
- Some schools may also require additional or different courses in science, math and and/or behavioral sciences. It is important that you research the requirements for those schools in which you are interested. Your pre-health advisor can help you with this research.
- Specific requirements for some area schools can be found at the following links:
There are 11 accredited Anesthesiologist Assistant programs in the United States. The American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants maintains a list of programs. (link: https://aaaa.memberclicks.net/educational-programs)
- Some of the programs will not consider international applicants who have not received permanent resident status. Permanent resident status may need to be achieved a year prior to applying.
- In order to be considered for those programs that do except international applicants, prerequisite courses may need to be taken at a U.S. or Canadian college or university. If bachelor’s degree was earned outside of the U.S. or Canada, student is responsible for getting their transcript verified by a credentialing evaluation service that their bachelor’s degree is equivalent to one received from a U.S. or Canadian college or university.
- International students may be required to demonstrate English language proficiency as a condition of their admission.
- In order to receive financial aid students must be a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. International applicants may be required to prove they have the ability to finance all years of their master education prior to matriculation.