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Anesthesiologist Assistant Program Application Process

South University has partnered with the Central Application Service for Anesthesiologist Assistants, CASAA, to collect and manage applications to the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. To apply, please follow the instructions outlined below.

  • Visit the South University page on the CASAA website for details about our program and application requirements.
  • Visit casaa.liaisoncas.com to complete an online application for admission through CASAA.
  • Please follow the instructions on the CASAA site regarding the submission of documents.

Familiarity with Practice of Anesthesia

Applicants to the program must be familiar with the practice of anesthesia, including related activities in the operating room. A minimum of eight (8) hours shadowing an anesthesia practitioner observing the conduct of anesthetics is required. All applicants must submit the shadowing form as verification of hours completed. Each application will only be considered once all supporting documents, transcripts, and entrance exam scores are received.

If you experience problems with the application form, please contact Sharon Fischer, Anesthesiologist Assistant Educational Program Coordinator, at slfischer@southuniversity.edu , or call phone: 912-201-8083

Anesthesiologist Assistant Entrance Examinations

The South University Anesthesiologist Assistant Program requires applicants to submit scores for either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as part of the application for admission. Exams must be taken within five years of matriculation and results submitted directly to the CASAA.

Official GRE Scores:

GRE scores will be submitted electronically to the CASAA directly from ETS, using the CASAA-school specific GRE code of 7450. Official GRE scores from ETS can be received by the CASAA at any point during the application cycle, even after the application has been submitted and verified. It is advised that all applicants check with their schools directly to determine if they need the scores by a certain deadline date. The CASAA will provide detailed instructions to applicants on the official GRE score process.

Official MCAT Scores:

MCAT scores will be sent electronically from the AAMC. Applicants must contact the AAMC to have their MCAT scores released to the CASAA. On the application, applicants must self-report their MCAT score in the "Standardized Tests" section and include their AAMC identification number. The applicant's name, date of birth, and AAMC identification number must match the same information listed on his or her MCAT exam. If the applicant's information listed on the MCAT exam does not match the information listed on the CASAA, the scores will not post automatically to the applicant's account.

Entrance Examination scores are assessed in conjunction with the applicant’s complete application. Average GRE scores for students accepted into the South University Anesthesiologist Assistant program are in the 55 percentile or higher range for both the Verbal and Quantitative sections. If the applicant takes the MCAT, the typical score for an accepted applicant is 125 per section or higher.

General Admission Requirements

All general admission requirement coursework presented below must be completed prior to matriculation into the South University Anesthesiologist Assistant program.

REQUIRED

PREFERRED, not required

English

3 Semester hours or 4-5 Quarter hours

General biology
(Full academic year)
Labs preferred but not required

6 Semester hours or 9 Quarter hours

Cell & molecular biology,
Anatomy and Physiology

3 Semester hours or 4-5 Quarter hours

General chemistry
(Full academic year)
Labs are required

6 Semester hours or 9 Quarter hours

Organic chemistry
Labs are required

3 Semester hours or 4-5 Quarter hours

6 Semester hours or 9 Quarter hours

Biochemistry
(Junior 300 level)
Labs preferred but not required

3 Semester hours or 4-5 Quarter hours

General physics (Full academic year)
(Sophomore 200 level)
Labs are required

6 Semester hours or 9 Quarter hours

Trigonometry or Calculus based Physics

Calculus

3 Semester hours or 4-5 Quarter hours

Statistics
(Math or Statistics Dept)

3 Semester hours or 4-5 Quarter hours

Admission Statistics

Class 2016

Male Female Age GRE VERBAL Verbal % GRE QUANT Quant % MCAT OVERALL GPA SCIENCE GPA PREREQ GPA GRADUATE GPA
12 12 23.75 154.47 63.06 154.82 62.12 27.43 3.50 3.44 3.44 3.80

Class 2015

Male Female Age GRE VERBAL Verbal % GRE QUANT Quant % MCAT OVERALL GPA SCIENCE GPA PREREQ GPA
12 12 23.46 149.47 62.95 153.32 60.21 27.60 3.43 3.34 3.44

Class 2014

Male Female Age GRE VERBAL Verbal % GRE QUANT Quant % MCAT OVERALL GPA SCIENCE GPA PREREQ GPA
6 14 23.57894737 154.75 66.375 154.25 67.5 25.2 3.62 3.55 3.63

Class 2013

Male Female Age GRE VERBAL Verbal % GRE QUANT Quant % MCAT OVERALL GPA SCIENCE GPA PREREQ GPA
9 11 24.26 513.85 64.23 646.15 58 27.57 3.37 3.32 3.30

Class 2012

Male Female Age GRE VERBAL Verbal % GRE QUANT Quant % MCAT OVERALL GPA SCIENCE GPA PREREQ GPA
6 18 23.57 517 65.65 638.5 58 24.2 3.52 3.50 3.44

Admissions Calendar

The information presented is based upon the published South University Catalog. Actual dates are subject to change as South University may change the end of quarter dates to synchronize with other processes. Rising senior students have one week’s vacation following the Comprehensive Exam, delaying the start of the quarter by one week.

Class starts June

  • July 1
    Start accepting applications
  • October 1
    Early application deadline
  • February 1
    Application deadline
  • May
    Admissions decisions finalized
http://www.southuniversity.edu/savannah/areas-of-study/anesthesiologist-assistant/anesthesiologist-assistant-master-of-medical-science-mmsc/admissions