Why Choose the EVMS Surgical Assistant Program?

Operating RoomThe EVMS Surgical Assistant program is the only pathway for individuals with a four year degree or higher with no medical training to enter the specialized medical profession of surgical assisting. It is the only accredited Surgical Assistant program that does not require individuals to be trained as a surgical technician.  In the EVMS program, at the end of the 22-month program, EVMS students have the equivalent clinical and surgical knowledge competencies expected of a Junior Surgical Resident.  By attending the EVMS Surgical Assistant program, individuals earn a Master of Surgical Assisting, MSA and become certified in 22 months.