Michener Institute of Education at UHN

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Anesthesia Assistant

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Program Information

School:Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Field of Study:Anesthesiologist Assistant
Description:Anesthesia Assistants (AA) work in operating rooms as mid-level anesthesia providers and part of Anesthesia Care Teams (ACT) in many facilities across Canada. The AA works under the direct supervision of the anesthesiologist and under the authority of medical directives. Significant growth in the profession is anticipated due to the aging population and associated rise in surgical procedures, and decrease in the number of anesthesiologists in Canada. Anesthesia Assistants’ skills are also required in other areas of the hospital, including post-operative care areas, labour and delivery, emergency, and intensive care.
URL:Anesthesia Assistant at Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Length:40 Week(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registered Nurse (RN), 2 years or critical care experience within the past 4 years (ICU, ER, NICU), A Pre- Entrance Assessment may be required by applicants to determine exact course of study, students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to the Internet and an e-mail account. Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment. Students must have access to anesthesia equipment (AGMs, VTRs & monitors) throughout the course.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250+5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100+22] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6]

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 17, 2020