What do I do if I cannot find an opportunity to shadow?
Due to COVID-19, we realize shadowing opportunities may be difficult. If you need assistance finding shadowing opportunities, please contact the program office to obtain assistance.
What are the prerequisite courses?
The prerequisite courses are listed above. All prerequisite courses must have been taken within the last 10 years.
Do online courses count as prerequisites?
Yes, the program allows online coursework for prerequisites.
Does the AA Program require a specific undergraduate major?
Often students obtain their bachelor’s degree in a science field, however this is not required. Applicants should achieve above-average grades in the required prerequisite coursework.
Can I apply if I have not finished all the prerequisite courses?
Yes, however you must complete all pre-requisite courses, earn a bachelor’s degree, and submit your official transcript before matriculation into the AA program.
Is there a certain amount of healthcare experience required for admission?
Our AA Program encourages applicants to obtain more than the minimum required 8 hours of anesthesia shadowing experience. Applicants that have significant shadowing hours and previous direct patient care experience are valued in considering the
admission qualifications of each applicant.
Is preference given to Ohio residents?
Admission preference is not given to in state residents. Tuition remains the same for all students.
Does the Program offer transfer or experiential learning opportunities?
No, the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program curriculum does not offer transfer or experiential learning opportunities. All of the Master of Science in Anesthesiologist Assistant Studies Program curriculum will be completed at Ohio Dominican University.
Does the AA Program offer part-time or online courses?
No, the program does not offer a part-time or online option.
Is there any travel required for student rotations?
During the first three semesters (the first year), students will be located in Columbus, Ohio, in order to attend classes, lab, conduct simulation scenarios, and start clinical experiences. During semesters 4-6, students participate in clinical rotations both in Columbus,
Ohio and out of town. If you have a rotation from personal experience or connection, the program will work to obtain an affiliation agreement. In the second year “clinical” phase, students will be asked to fulfill rotations in and
around Columbus, Ohio, as well as external rotations outside of Columbus, Ohio.