The Emory Anesthesiologist Assistant program requires that every applicant be familiar with the practice of anesthesia and the operating room environment. Applicants must arrange to spend at least 8 hours with an anesthetist or anesthesiologist in an operating room observing the administration of anesthesia and other patient care activities.
When you arrange to shadow an anesthesia provider, complete the top portion of this Documentation of Familiarity with Anesthesia Practice and have the anesthesia provider sign the bottom of the form. This form must be included with the other supporting documents as part of the application.
If you have contacted at least three facilities and are unsuccessful in finding a shadowing opportunity, complete a waiver for each clinical site where you were denied permission to shadow. These three waiver forms will be accepted in place of the Documentation of Familiarity with Anesthesia Practice.