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 eight hours with an anesthetist or anesthesiologist in an operating room observing the administration of anesthesia and other human patient care activities.

When you arrange to shadow an anesthesia provider, complete the top portion of this Documentation of Familiarity with Anesthesia Practice form and have the anesthesia provider sign.  This form must be included with the other supporting documents as part of the application.

Obtaining a shadowing experience can sometimes be a difficult task in areas that Anesthesiologist Assistants are not prevalent. Using the Documentation of Familiarity form should assist students with requesting permission to schedule a clinical sites visit.  If you have made contact with at least three clinical facilities and you are unsuccessful in obtaining a shadowing opportunity, please complete the three waiver forms in its entirety for each clinical site where you were denied permission to shadow. Forms will be confirmed and accepted in place of the Documentation of Familiarity with Anesthesia Practice requirement.

The Emory program will assist in finding a clinical site for the applicant to contact once complete online applications, application fees and all other supporting items are received and processed with the program office (we do not guarantee that all requests will be granted).