About the Pre-Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

Assistants are health professionals who work under the direction of anesthesiologists to develop and implement anesthesia care plans. They are usually responsible for gathering preliminary information, assisting the anesthesiologist during surgery, and monitoring patient’s recovery. In order to be eligible for AA schools, students must have obtained their bachelor’s degree and taken either the MCAT or the GRE. Anesthetist assistant programs usually are two years in length and offer a master’s degree upon graduation. Requirements beyond core classes include: BIOL 205 Human Anatomy, BIOL 206 Human Physiology, and BIOL/CHEM 336 Biochemistry. As of this printing, there are only three schools in the U.S. with Anesthesiologist Assistants Graduate Programs.

Program Curriculum:

CORE 101: Drury Seminar
BIOL 172: Molecular Biology 
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Inheritance 
CHEM 208/L: Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 238/L: Inorganic Chemistry
MATH 231: Calculus I
MATH 227: Statistics
PHYS 211: General Physics I 
PHYS 212: General Physics II
CHEM 315/L: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 415/L: Advanced Organic Chemistry
ENGL 207: Expository Writing
CHEM/BIOL 336: Biochemistry
BIOL 205: Human Anatamoy
BIOL 206: Human Physiology 
BIOL 378/379: Adv Human Physiology I & II

MSA Anesthesiologist Assistant UMKC Scholars Program
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Eligibility: A cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher and a composite GPA of 3.0 in the prerequisite courses. Students must earn a baccalaureate degree prior to entering the School of Medicine MSA program and take the MCAT. UMKC does not have a required minimum MCAT score, but the average MCAT score is 24.7. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better for all four years. Following the submission of applications, students are considered for an interview in the fall semester of their third or fourth year.