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Master of Medical Science in Anesthesia Science: 169 Credits
Quarter I Summer, 13 weeks: 18 Credits
120 hours clinical experience
ANS5001 Clinical Anesthesia I, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5020 Medical Terminology, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5081 Principles of Airway Management I, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5100 Physics of Anesthesia, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5120 Introduction to Anesthesia Delivery Systems & Equipment, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5160 Introduction to Clinical Anesthesia, 3 Credit Hours
ANS5181 Anesthesia Laboratory I, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5191 Anesthesia Simulation I, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5931 Anatomy & Physiology I, 4 Credit Hours
ANS5941 Anatomy & Physiology Lab I, 1 Credit Hour

Basic life support certification will be accomplished during Quarter I

Quarter II Fall, 14 weeks: 20 Credits
120 hours clinical experience
ANS5012 Clinical Anesthesia II, 4 Credit Hours
ANS5182 Anesthesia Laboratory II, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5192 Anesthesia Simulation II, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5221 Principles of Instrumentation and Patient Monitoring I, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5345 Anesthesia Principles and Practice I, 3 Credit Hours
ANS5932 Anatomy & Physiology II, 4 Credit Hours
ANS5942 Anatomy & Physiology Lab II, 1 Credit Hour
PHA5001 General Pharmacology I, 4 Credit Hours
Quarter III Winter, 11 weeks: 20 Credits
138 hours clinical experience
ANS5013 Clinical Anesthesia III, 5 Credit Hours
ANS5183 Anesthesia Laboratory III, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5193 Anesthesia Simulation III, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5201 Cardiovascular Physiology for Anesthesia Practice I, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5222 Principles of Instrumentation and Patient Monitoring II, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5346 Anesthesia Principles and Practice II, 3 Credit Hours
ANS5421 Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice I, 2 Credit Hours
PHA5002 General Pharmacology II, 4 Credit Hours
Quarter IV Spring, 12 weeks: 20 Credits
170 hours clinical experience
ANS5014 Clinical Anesthesia IV, 5 Credit Hours
ANS5184 Anesthesia Laboratory IV, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5194 Anesthesia Simulation IV, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5202 Cardiovascular Physiology for Anesthesia Practice II, 3 Credit Hours
ANS5300 Pulmonary Physiology for Anesthesia Practice, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5347 Anesthesia Principles and Practice III, 3 Credit Hours
ANS5422 Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice II, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5510 AA Professional Seminar, 1 Credit Hour
ANS5601 Regional Anesthesia Practice I, 2 Credit Hours
Quarter V Summer, 13 weeks: 20 Credits
180 hours clinical experience
ANS5015 Clinical Anesthesia V, 6 Credit Hours
ANS5140 Pre-anesthetic Evaluation, 3 Credit Hours
ANS5302 Pulmonary Physiology for Anesthesia Practice II, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5348 Anesthesia Principles and Practice IV, 3 Credit Hours
ANS5502 Advanced Anesthesia Systems and Monitoring, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5520 Advanced Airway Management, 2 Credit Hours
ANS5602 Regional Anesthesia Practice II, 2 Credit Hours

Advanced Cardiac Life Support and PALS certification will be obtained during this quarter.


A Comprehensive Examination covering the material from the first five quarters will be administered to determine the preparedness of each student to advance to senior clinical year. Failure to successfully master the exam will result in remediation and necessary extension of the student's program by at least one Quarter.

Quarter VI Fall, 14 weeks: 18 Credits
480 hours clinical experience
ANS6011 Clinical Anesthesia I, 16 Credit Hours
ANS6021 Senior Seminar I, 1 Credit Hour
ANS6041 Anesthesia Review I, 1 Credit Hour
Quarter VII Winter, 11 weeks: 18 Credits
495 hours clinical experience
ANS6012 Clinical Anesthesia II, 16 Credit Hours
ANS6022 Senior Seminar II, 1 Credit Hour
ANS6042 Anesthesia Review II, 1 Credit Hour
Quarter VIII Spring, 12 weeks: 17 Credits
480 hours clinical experience
ANS6013 Clinical Anesthesia III, 15 Credit Hours
ANS6023 Senior Seminar III, 1 Credit Hour
ANS6043 Anesthesia Review III, 1 Credit Hour
Quarter IX Summer, 13 weeks: 18 Credits
480 hours clinical experience
ANS6014 Clinical Anesthesia IV, 16 Credit Hours
ANS6024 Senior Seminar IV, 1 Credit Hour
ANS6044 Anesthesia Review IV, 1 Credit Hour

The curriculum is dynamic and changes may be made to update and improve the curriculum at any time. Should the curriculum depart from that published above, on the recommendation of the curriculum committee, the Council of Deans and the Council of Presidents before matriculation, a letter identifying the changes will be mailed to all students that have been accepted into the incoming class. At this point, students may elect to continue with their planned matriculation accepting the changes in the curriculum, or cancel their registration and receive a full refund of their deposit without a penalty.

Generally, examinations for classroom and laboratory work will be administered outside of normal class periods. Occasionally, exams, review sessions, and special certification classes (Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support) may involve weekends. Clinical rotations may involve evenings, nights and weekends during the second year, depending upon the rotation and the clinical site. Clinical sites may require students to take in-house call. When a student, in their second year, participates in daytime operating room assignments and is expected to remain in-house for call or extended clinical opportunities that exceed midnight, the student will have the next 24 hours free of clinical obligations. By official request, special arrangements will be made for students who have religious obligations that may conflict with educational program activities.