In order to enter the Master of Science Program in Anesthesiology, students will need:
Documentation that each of the prerequisites listed below has been completed, with a grade of B-minus (2.7) or higher. Substitutions are NOT permitted, and survey courses for non-science majors are NOT acceptable. For those courses that have been repeated, the highest grade will be recognized. We accept courses taken at a four year institution, community college or online as long as they are from an accredited institution. We do not accept home lab kits as part of any course that requires lab.
The prerequisites must be completed within 7 years of the application deadline; however, if a student takes the MCAT and receives a score of 25 or higher (or above the 45th Percentile on the new MCAT) and has been clinically active in a health profession since completing your prerequisites, the 7 year requirement for prerequisites will be waived. (Call or email the office to confirm.)
Advanced placement credit for prerequisite coursework that appear in official transcripts may be considered based on courses, scores, and student’s overall undergraduate performance.
The University of Colorado 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.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores from within five years of the application cycle year. The applicant must have MCAT score reports sent to CASAA. A Score of 25 or higher on the MCAT will be considered competitive using the pre-2015 version. Scores in the 45th percentile or higher on the new MCAT2015 Exam will be considered competitive for current test-takers. The GRE will NOT be accepted in place of the MCAT.
Applicants to the program must be familiar with the practice of anesthesia, including related activities in the operating room. Individuals applying to the program must spend at least 8 hours with an anesthetist or an anesthesiologist in an operating room environment observing the conduct of anesthesia. Applicants who meet the minimum requirement will be considered for admission, but additional hours are strongly suggested. The applicant is encouraged to visit a local hospital and ask to speak with the anesthesiologist who directs the department of anesthesia.
The Documentation of Familiarity with Anesthesia Form must be submitted as part of the application to verify the number of hours that the applicant has spent in the OR.
A certified background check must be completed at the time of application. You will not be invited for an interview unless a background check from CastleBranch has been completed. Make sure that you ONLY purchase the UF28 Package Code (Background Check). Do not purchase any of the other packages at this time (UF28a, UF28dt, UF28r).
No exemptions will be made for required course work regardless of degrees or certification received outside the United States, experience, work background, or education. In addition to the General Admission Requirements (above), the applicant who has graduated from a college or university outside of the United States regardless of United States’ residency status must do the following (not necessary for United States Territories):
In addition to the General Admission Requirements (above), the applicant who has graduated from a college or university of a country for which English is not the primary language, regardless of United States residency status, must do the following:
Students must obtain minimum scores listed below for each section of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Scores must be from an exam taken within 7 years of application to the program. The program must receive an official score report directly from Educational Testing Services, Princeton, NJ.
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As providers of anesthesiologist assistant profession training, the program’s primary responsibility is to offer such training to any person who meets the admission requirements. However, program format and enrollment constraints usually do not permit acceptance of transfer applicants.