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.
Useful links for Anesthesiologist Assistant Master’s Programs
American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants
American Society of Anesthesiologists