Program Details

EVMS offers a Master's degree program in the specialized area of surgical assisting.
Norfolk, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Medical Assisting

Program Overview

Program Description:
Become a Surgical Assistant and you can enjoy a medical career in surgery within two years. EVMS offers the only accredited Surgical Assistant program that does not require individuals to be trained as a surgical tech and is the only pathway for individuals with a four year degree or higher with no medical training to enter the Surgical Assistant medical profession. Due to the current and rapid shortage of General Surgeons in communities across the U.S., there is a growing need to have highly educated, trained and skilled medical professionals assisting in surgery. As a result of the demand in the medical field for Surgical Assistants, EVMS has expanded the class size to 24 new students. Students enrolled in the 70-credit-hour Surgical Assistant, MSA Program will complete 36 credits of didactic training and 34 credits during the clinical year. We invite you to visit our program’s website to learn more about our training program and apply to reserve your student seat in the new class that starts in August. Applications will be accepted between October 1 and April 1. We encourage you to contact us regarding any questions you may have about our program and the Surgical Assistant profession. You can earn a Master's degree in Surgical Assisting and be certified in just 22 months.

Additional Program Information

The EVMS Surgical Assistant Program is accredited by CAAHEP.
Financial Aid:
Candidates must have completed all undergraduate degree requirements and have been issued a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculating as an EVMS student. All candidates must: have a baccalaureate degree (in any area of study) and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better; have completed all of the prerequisite courses: Anatomy and Physiology with lab (6-8 credit hours, General Biology with lab (3 credit hours), General or Introduction to Chemistry with lab (3 credit hours) and Microbiology with lab (3 credit hours). However, waivers may be granted based on experience or other factors; and have achieved a grade of B- or better in each of the prerequisite courses (All prerequisites must have been completed within the past 10 years)