Education / Anesthesiologist Assistant / Admission Requirements
requirements must be completed prior to matriculation. Coursework and/or
standardized testing can be outstanding at the time of your application. Survey
courses will not fulfill the course requirements. AP credit will be accepted
for pre-requisite coursework.
Pre-requisite Requirements: Should be completed with a B- or better. Survey courses will not be accepted. For
questions regarding appropriate alternative coursework, contact the MSA program
Credit Conversion Policy: The Indiana University School of
Medicine AA Program uses a semester system; however, the university does accept
quarter credit hours. Quarter credit hours are worth 2/3 of 1 semester-hour.
(One semester is approximately 4-5 quarter-hours, and two semesters is 9
quarter-hours.) Quarter credit hours may be rounded to the nearest whole number
at the discretion of the admissions committee with consideration given to the
course work and grade earned.
Letters of Evaluation: Three submissions from individuals who are familiar with
your suitability for graduate study leading into a career in anesthesia
clinical practice. At least two of the letters must be from individuals who can
attest to your academic abilities.
Clinical Anesthesia Shadowing Experience - At least 8 hours of anesthesia
shadowing is required. The activity must demonstrate sufficient anesthesia
focus by involving a Physician Anesthesiologist (MD or DO), Anesthesiology
Resident, Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant (CAA) or a Certified Registered
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) who practices in the Anesthesia Care Team Model. The
shadowing experience must be documented on the Anesthesia Shadowing Verification Form or on any similar form that
appropriately confirms the shadowing experience.
Transfer Admission, Advanced Placement, Transfer Credit and
Experiential Learning: The Master of Science in Anesthesia program
presents a rigorous and fast-paced curriculum. Therefore, advanced placement, transfer
credit, or experiential learning will not be accepted for program coursework.
Additionally, transfer students will not be accepted. Students must take every
course offered within the IUSM MSA curriculum.
Note to applicants: A
prior felony conviction might restrict an individual’s ability to obtain
professional licensure or employment. Acceptance into the Indiana University
School of Medicine AA program or its completion does not imply or guarantee
that a student will be able to obtain such licensure or employment