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.
MSA Anesthesiologist Assistant – UMKC Scholars Program
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.