The EVMS Surgical Assisting program strives to be a leader in the training of surgical assistants. In anticipation of the need for skilled assistants working in the surgical field and in the healthcare system, EVMS offers a master’s bridge program to help current practicing surgical assistants, who have received a surgical assistant certificate from EVMS but not a master's degree, advance their careers.
Our 12-month distance learning program begins in January and consists of 8 credit hours of directed study. The program is designed to allow participants to continue their daily professional practice while completing additional coursework to earn a Master in Surgical Assisting (MSA).
At this time, the program is only open to EVMS graduates of the Surgical Assistant certificate program.