South University offers the Master of Medical Science in Anesthesia Science in Anesthesiologist Assistant at our Savannah, Ga campus

Anesthesiologist Assistant: History & Accreditation

The South University Master of Medical Science in Anesthesiologist Assistant program is specifically designed to provide classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences that prepare graduates to deliver anesthesia care to patients of all ages and severity of illness for the full spectrum of surgical procedures.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. –South University is pleased to inform the Southeastern Georgia and South Carolina communities about the South University Drug Information Center – a no cost drug information service provided by the School of Pharmacy to consumers (patients) and health care professionals.


The Anesthesiologist Assistant program was initially approved by the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges in 2003 to grant a Master of Medical Science degree for the academic program to train anesthesiologist assistants. The South University Anesthesiologist Assistant program also received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in January of 2005. Since that time seven classes have graduated from the Master of Medical Science in the Anesthesiologist Assistant program.

Accreditation and Affiliation

South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges to award doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, . Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; or call 1-404-679-4500 for questions about the status of South University.

A nonsectarian, co-educational institution of higher education, South University in Savannah, Georgia, is authorized under the Georgia Non-public Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990 to confer doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees

The Anesthesiologist Assistant program at South University, Savannah is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 727-210-2350

Collaboration with Mercer University School of Medicine

South University, Savannah, and the Mercer University School of Medicine based in Macon and Savannah, Georgia, has developed a consortium to bring together the unique resources of each institution to establish an Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. Mercer University currently provides instruction in anesthesia for medical students and surgical residents at the Macon campus and at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. Mercer’s participation in the South University, Savannah Anesthesiologist Assistant Program extends beyond provision of anesthesiologist faculty to the program.

The Mercer School of Medicine administration, through the office of the Dean, is represented in governing committees to provide medical education expertise to the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. South University - Savannah, through Graduate Faculty, provides basic science instruction, including program courses on instrumentation, monitoring, and anesthesia equipment. South University, Savannah provides a mock operating room with mannequin based educational opportunities and provides students with the resources to optimize their learning experience and educational opportunities in anesthesia.