Admission Process & Requirements


Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution

  • An MCAT score attained within 5 years of applying to the program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
    • The references portion is called Evaluations and is located in the Supporting Information section. You are required to have a minimum of 3 evaluations. Once you have saved an electronic evaluation, an email request will automatically be sent to the evaluator on your behalf. Please advise your evaluator to look for this email in their inbox, as well as their spam or junk mail folder, as emails do occasionally get filtered out.

  • Completion of the prerequisite courses within 7 years of your start date in the program.
    • All prerequisite courses must be taken by all applicants.
    • All prerequisite courses must be taken at regionally accredited institutions. More information regarding regionally accredited institutions can be found here.
    • If you have prerequisite courses that are older than 7 years, they may still be accepted if you earn an MCAT score of 500 or above.
COURSEADDITIONAL INFO

English 

1 semester (7 year window DOES NOT apply)  

Biology I & II with labs  

2 semesters   

General Chemistry I & II with labs  

2 semesters   

Organic Chemistry I & II with labs  

2 semesters 

General Physics I & II with labs  

2 semesters (Trigonometry or calculus based is preferred)  

Biochemistry 

1 semester 

Statistics   

1 semester   

Human Anatomy & Physiology  

1 semester combined, OR 1 semester of each  

Calculus   

Preferred   

 

  • A minimum of 8 hours of anesthetist shadowing (Applicants are encouraged to fulfill as many hours as possible.)

    • Applicants to the program must be familiar with the practice of anesthesia, including related activities in the operating room. 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.

  • 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.

  • Background Check administered through the purchase of package code UF28 on CastleBranch.com 

  • A CASPer online assessment through Altus Suite

    • All applicants applying to the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program at the University of Colorado are required to complete the Casper test (Situational Judgment Test) to assist with our selection process. The cost is $60 for the exam and the distribution of your scores to one program.
    • Access the Casper exam through the Acuity Insights website. You will need to create an account and choose a test date.

     


Process

Applicants need to create an account and complete an application through CASAA. You will submit all materials to and/or through CASAA (see above - MCAT scores, transcripts, letters of evaluations, forms, etc.). The application costs $165 for the first program. 

Under the Program Materials section, you will need to upload:

After you submit all materials, CASAA will verify your application. At that point, the Admissions Committee will review it. If you are selected for an interview, we will notify you via email.  


Timeline

MONTHADDITIONAL INFO

May / June

Application review begins.  

July / August

Interviews and rolling admission begin.  

October / November

Cohort is finalized and the CASAA application closes.

Mid August  

Orientation and classes begin.  

We operate on a rolling admissions basis which means we admit students as they apply and are interviewed. 

Anesthesiology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Leprino Building

12401 East 17th Avenue

7th Floor

Aurora, CO 80045


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