Master of Surgical Assisting, MSA Program
The Master of Surgical Assisting, MSA Program provides a unique opportunity for students with a four year degree or higher to enter the specialized medical profession of surgical assisting. This two year program consists of a 10-month didactic phase, with 2 months of clinical rotations in six surgical services in the first year. At the end of the 12-month clinical phase, students complete eight clinical rotations, serving in the role of a surgical assistant in at least 240 cases. With successful completion of the program, individuals earn a Master of Surgical Assisting, MSA degree and become certified in 22 months.
For a first-hand account of what it's like to be an EVMS MSA student, check out this Overview of our program by second year SA student Gillea David.