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Master of Science in Anesthesia with Case Western Reserve University

John Carroll University has partnered with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to help JCU graduates pursue careers as anesthesiologist assistants. These highly skilled health professionals implement anesthesia care plans under the direction of licensed anesthesiologists.

Each year, a limited number of qualified JCU students can gain preferred consideration for admission to CWRU’s Master of Science in Anesthesia program. The two-year program trains students extensively in the delivery and maintenance of quality anesthesia care as well as advanced patient monitoring techniques. The program is offered in three locations: Cleveland, Houston, and Washington, D.C.

What is an Anesthesiologist Assistant?

An Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) is a highly skilled professional, qualified by advanced education and clinical training, to work cooperatively with an anesthesiologist in developing and implementing the anesthesia care plan.

Under the direction of an anesthesiologist, AAs may establish patient monitoring devices and intravenous access; assist in the application and interpretation of advanced monitoring techniques; assist in the induction, maintenance and emergence of a patient’s anesthetic; and perform many other important functions.

Learn more about the Anesthesiologist Assistant profession on the Case Western Reserve University Master of Science in Anesthesia program website.

Application Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be working towards a bachelor’s degree at JCU
  • Have completed at least three and one half years, and no fewer than 105 credits of coursework, with an average of 3.25 GPA at JCU (overall and major) with no grade less than a “B-“
  • Receive the endorsement of his/her candidacy to the Program by JCU (Health Professions Advisory Committee)
  • Attain a MCAT score of 24 or higher
  • Demonstrate the personal and professional qualities necessary to become a CWRU student through a successful interview with a member of the staff/faculty from the Program, as determined in CWRU’s sole discretion.
Required Prerequisite Courses

Students must have completed the below-listed prerequisite course with a grade of B- or higher in each course:

  • Biochemistry (one semester) – CH 431 (or 435, 436, 439)
  • *Human Anatomy and Laboratory
  • *Human Physiology and Laboratory
  • Calculus (one semester)
  • Advanced Statistics – Statistics for the Biological Sciences: MATH 228
  • English with Expository Writing (one semester)
  • Biology with Laboratory – Principles of Biology I-II: BL 155-158
  • Chemistry with Laboratory – General Chemistry I-II: CH 141-144
  • Organic Chemistry with Laboratory – Organic Chemistry I-II: CH 221-224
  • Physics with Laboratory – Physics I-II: PH 135/135L, 136/136L*Note: Human Anatomy & Physiology I with laboratory (BL 230/230L), and Human Anatomy & Physiology II with laboratory (BL 231/231L)–one year–may substitute for Human Anatomy and Laboratory (one semester) and Human Physiology and Laboratory (one semester).
Additional Requirements
  • Complete and provide all the necessary forms and documents required by the Program by August 1
  • Demonstrate an acceptable level of ethical, moral and professional behavior, as determined in CWRU’s sole discretion.