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Master of Science in Anesthesia Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

Medical College of Wisconsin Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) Program

Enter a Student. Emerge an Anesthesia Professional.

The Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) Program provides high quality education through challenging curriculum and comprehensive clinical teaching. We prepare safe and competent providers for the surgical patient.

MCW's MSA program is the first in the state, and one of only 20 nationwide, to train anesthesiologist assistants, who will work under the direction of leading physician anesthesiologists after graduation. Our curriculum immerses students in all areas of anesthesia knowledge throughout the 28-month program, transforming you into an expert clinician. Based at MCW's Milwaukee campus, the MSA program at MCW teaches to the highest level of professionalism. As part of MCW's Department of Anesthesiology, our students learn at top academic medical centers.

Featured Voices

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As I was applying to the MCW MSA program and throughout the interview process, I was impressed by how engaged every faculty member is in the students' academic and professional success. The outstanding faculty, the caring atmosphere, and the experience of the professors drew me to choose MCW over other similar MSA programs.

Andres Vazquez

Andres Vazquez, member of the inaugural MSA class at MCW

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My expectations for the MSA program have not only been met, but also exceeded since I started the program. Working through cases as a group in the STAR Center helps us to gain confidence and a good understanding of what we need to do in a surgery.

Hope Lundberg

Hope Lundberg, member of the inaugural MSA class at MCW

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How We Learn

How our students learn through our curriculum, simulation and clinical learning.

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Meet Our Team

Discover our program administration and clinical faculty.

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View information on our admissions process including dates and deadlines, eligibility, how to improve your application and what to expect upon admission.

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Apply for admission to MCW's MSA program.

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Become a Clinical Partner

MSA clinical learning takes place in a variety of hospital and ambulatory settings, both on-campus and in our community. Becoming a clinical partner can be an engaging experience that supports the development of Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants, anesthesia providers that support the ASA’s model of the anesthesia care team. 

Learn how to become a clinical partner


We answer your most pressing questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Current Students

Resources for current students including the academic calendar, enrollment verification form, the MSA student handbook and MCW All student handbook. 

Resources for current students


MCW’s Master of Science in Anesthesia program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

About our accreditation

Contact Us

For phone inquiries and appointments, program administration can be reached Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Outside of these hours, please contact the program via email for a response within one business day.

(414) 955-5649
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