About the Master's Bridge Program

The EVMS Surgical Assisting program has strived to be a leader in the training of surgical assistants. In anticipation of the need for skilled assistants working at the surgical field and in the healthcare system, EVMS is now offering a master’s bridge program to aid current practicing surgical assistants in career advancement.

The bridge program is designed to allow participants to continue their daily professional practice while completing additional course work toward the obtainment of a Master in Surgical Assisting (MSA). 

Our mission is to train competent surgical assistants in a dynamic academic environment and nurture future educators and leaders of the profession.

Educational Format

Our 12-month distant learning program begins in January and consists of 8 credit hours of directed study. Upon successful completion of the courses, participants will receive a Master in Surgical Assisting.

NEW - Non-EVMS SA’s Applicants for Bridge Program 

Starting in February 2015, the Eastern Virginia Medical School Masters in Surgical Assisting (EVMS) program will extend its Master’s Bridge Program to surgical assistants who did not attend the EVMS SA program. The Bridge Program is designed to address the growing needs in the surgical assisting profession particularly in the areas of teaching, management of health services, and leadership in the profession. Please check back to this site for additional updates between now and February regarding admissions/enrollment and program completion requirements. Visit the Bridge Program's Expansion page for more information.