The EVMS Surgical Assisting program is the nation's only master's-level surgical assisting program delivered in the traditional surgical residency training model. Contact us by email or by phone (757.446.6165) for your staffing needs.

Hiring an EVMS SA graduate can:

  • increase the satisfaction of your surgeons
  • increase your patient volume
  • reduce operating room (OR) turnover times
  • increase your annual revenue
  • maximize OR productivity
  • add a highly educated and trained member to your OR team
  • increase your internal pool of management candidates

The EVMS Surgical Assisting program has been setting the national standard for surgical assistant training since 1981. EVMS surgical assisting graduates:

  • complete the same anatomy and pathophysiology curriculum as medical students
  • receive the same laparoscopic surgical skills training as surgical residents
  • complete a curriculum focused on human anatomy and applied surgical techniques
  • complete 12 months of clinical training in Level 1 trauma facilities, outpatient surgical centers and private surgical centers
  • have clinical experiences across a variety of surgical specialties
  • are trained in robot-assisted surgical procedures
  • have management training in surgical services
  • sit for the only national certification for surgical assistants created by surgeons, the Certified Surgical Assistant (CSA) Exam