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.

Information for Non-EVMS SA's Interested in the Bridge Program 

The EVMS MSA program conducted a market analysis to determine the feasible to deliver a Master’s Bridge program to surgical assistants who did not complete the EVMS SA program. The assessment indicated that it was cost prohibited to deliver the program at this time. The program will continue to review options for such a program as the needed resources come available in the future.