Anesthesiologist Assistant, Ft. Lauderdale

Orientation

Dear Students:

The faculty and staff of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program - Ft. Lauderdale at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) extend a warm welcome to the members of the 2016 incoming class of Master of Science in Anesthesia students. I would like to congratulate you on your acceptance and admission to our program. You have taken the first steps in your pursuit of a fulfilling career in anesthesia at Nova Southeastern University. The faculty and staff are committed to providing you with the finest resources as well as the best learning opportunities possible.

We are looking forward to working with your class in a collaborative effort that will culminate with your graduation as Anesthesiologist Assistants. The goal of the Anesthesiologists Assistant program is to prepare students for lifelong learning and leadership roles that will benefit the healthcare community. The educational process will be committed to training and educating competent anesthetists who will embrace the anesthesia care team to provide safe, quality and compassionate anesthesia care of all degrees of illness for the surgical patient.

Thank you again for choosing Nova Southeastern University, and please know that we stand ready to work with you and serve you as you journey through the program.

Sincerely,

Michael Stout, M.M.Sc., AA-C
Program Director
Master of Science in Anesthesia Program, Ft. Lauderdale
Nova Southeastern University

Summer Courses

Please be sure to purchase the required flash cards for the Medical Terminology course (ANES 5048) as soon as possible and begin studying for your exam which is scheduled the day after orientation (May 28th). This is an independent study course.

Stedman's Medical Terminology Flash Cards
Edition: Second
ISBN/ISSN: 9781608311781

To better prepare you for your entrance into the AA program, please review the "Introduction to Anesthesia Booklet" and "Anesthesia Mediation Sheet" to familiarize yourself with the common medical abbreviations, terminology, and medications used in the practice of anesthesia.

Please note that you will NOT be registering for summer courses. The program personnel will be completing your registration prior to orientation to ensure timely disbursement of financial aid.

Membership Applications

You will be required to join three anesthesia organizations that support the Anesthesiologist Assistant profession. Please fill out the two that are provided by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants. The third application, from the Florida Society of Anesthesiologist Membership, will be provided to you at orientation. Please follow the links below to complete your membership applications before the first day of class.