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Admission Process and Program Information

Admission Process and Program Information

Program Directors

  • Richard G. Brouillard, Academic Program Director
  • James R. Hall, Clinical Program Director
  • Katherine Monroe, Associate Program Director
  • Assistant Program Director, Stephanie Dixon
  • Associate Director of Admissions, Jerri Elder


The Master of Medical Science Program in Anesthesiology is a professional graduate educational program in the Department of Anesthesiology of the Emory University School of Medicine. Individuals who successfully complete this program are awarded a master of medical science degree by Emory University. Graduates of this program function as anesthetists who are integral members of the anesthesia care team lead by an anesthesiologist.

The MMSc Program offers individuals holding a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States. Classroom and clinical education occur during twenty-seven continuous months, beginning in June and culminating with graduation in August (seven semesters following matriculation).  All didactic, laboratory, and clinical requirements must be met. Since the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities run continuously for twenty-seven months, the program does not follow the University calendar for semester start and end or for vacations and breaks.

Clinical rotations, which begin in the fall semester after matriculation, are scheduled in both academic and private practice hospitals within the Emory system, hospitals in metropolitan Atlanta, and out-of-town hospitals in Georgia and seventeen other states.

Admission Requirements and Application Process

Current program information and applications can be found online at An applicant's registration and class attendance are considered his or her agreement to comply with University rules and regulations as published in the bulletins and other official publications, including amendments and revisions made during the student's continued enrollment.


Application materials are available online and questions should be directed to the program of choice, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.

Admissions contact information:

Anesthesiologist Assistant Program


Phone number: 404.727.5910


An official transcript of the applicant’s record at each school he or she has attended must be sent directly to the program office (or to the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs) from the registrars at those schools. See the individual programs for further information. This requirement also applies to transcripts of applicants who have attended class in other divisions of Emory University. Transcripts issued to students must be sealed.

Medical History Report and Physical Examination

A recent medical history report and physical examination recorded on University forms is required upon acceptance to the University. Students may not register until these reports are on file with the Emory University Student Health Service.

A new medical history report and physical examination form are required for reenrollment after an attendance lapse of one year or more. For readmission after withdrawal for medical reasons, clearance by designated University health officials is required.

International Students

Qualified international students may be admitted in limited numbers to most programs. In addition to the documents required of all applicants, an international student must also furnish the following:

  1. In the case of an applicant from a non-English-speaking country, evidence from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, of a minimum score of 600 on the written exam, and a minimum score of 250 on the computerized Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); applicants to the physical therapy program must also have a satisfactory score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE);
  2. A statement from a responsible person certifying that the applicants financial resources are sufficient to meet the necessary expenses; and
  3. A statement from a qualified physician describing any emotional or physical illnesses suffered by the applicant during the preceding five years, or certifying freedom from such illnesses. Some programs require additional examinations and/or supporting documentation.

Admission of a student is subject to the discretion of the executive associate dean of the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs and the director of admissions. Additional academic requirements for admission to each program are given in the catalog section describing that program.

Applications must be accompanied by official records from all schools attended. Such original documents, if not in English, should be accompanied by an authenticated English translation and should show dates of attendance, level of study, list of subjects, time devoted to each subject, examination grades for final average, an explanation of the grading system used, and scholastic rank among students in the applicants graduating class. Diplomas or certificates for qualifying examinations taken by the applicant also must be presented.

If accepted, the applicant will receive an official letter certifying admission and containing information on registration and pertinent dates. Prospective students should make no plans to leave their country until they have received a letter of acceptance and form I-20 or IAP-66 from the University division in which admission is sought. Except for the summer semester, each international student is required by U.S. immigration laws to register for at least twelve hours of course study for each semester in residence.

For more information, visit the International Student Scholar Programs at, or call 404.727.3300.

Notice of Acceptance and Intent to Matriculate

The applicant will be notified of acceptance or rejection as promptly as possible after the admissions committee takes action on his or her application. Applicants are required to notify the program in writing of their intent to accept the position offer.

General Track Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) taken within five years of application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of familiarity with the practice of anesthesia and the operating room environment.
  • Interview at Emory University, Atlanta Georgia
  • Prerequisite courses at the baccalaureate level

Biochemistry, 1 semester

Biology, 2 semesters

Calculus, 1 semester

Chemistry, 2 semesters

English, 1 semester

Organic Chemistry, 1 semester

Physics, 2 semesters

Note: Graduates of colleges and universities outside the United States should visit the Program website for additional guidelines.