The Master of Science in Anesthesiology/MSA Program prepares students to be competent entry-level Anesthesiologist Assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Medical Knowledge – Students will have a mastery of the practice of Anesthesiology and be conversant in its subspecialties.
Systems-Based Practice – Students will demonstrate an understanding of university-based anesthesiology practice, including its interactions with other specialties, both medical and surgical. Students will practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation through evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care.
By the end of the curriculum, the MSA students will have the psychomotor skills and demonstrate the proper technique of; IV placement, intubation with various airway devices, arterial and central line placement, and spinal and epidural placement.
Skills in these techniques will be established through:
Entry Level Skills Mastery – Students will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the practice of anesthesiology and its subspecialties through supervised clinical experiences and be able to perform as an entry-level anesthesiologist assistant.
Practice-Based Learning & Improvement – Students will be adept at gathering current information on their own, and will be able to judge the quality of this information as it pertains to their clinical milieu.
By the end of the curriculum the MSA students will be; consummate professionals, passionate members of the patient care team, life-long learners, and patient care quality advocates.
Students will develop these skills through:
Upon completion of the M.S. in Anesthesiology/MSA Program, students will be able to: