After 41 years working as a Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant, Pete Kaluszyk still wholeheartedly feels that this a wonderful field. Read on for his experiences and advice for students.
Hard working student representatives play a large part in the success of our program. Two ambitious second-year students from the Houston site, Leslie Campbell and Brittany Parkey, recently gave up some of their time and traveled to two health career fairs to spread the word about the MSA program and the certified anesthesiologist assistant (CAA) profession.
Maggie Green, CAA worked through the difficulties of simultaneously working, raising two young children, and being a student in the CAA program. She exemplifies how a person can accomplish anything that they set their mind to. Read on for her inspiring story.
An Announcement About Our Washington, DC Site:
The Anesthesiologist Assistant program at Case Western Reserve University, Washington, DC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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Early in their second year, Jeff Cheng and Carrie Westfall have had a profound, positive impact on Cleveland’s new class. In addition to their own responsibilities, they implemented Mentor Shadow Day, which helped incoming students acclimate to the learning environment in the OR.
In late May I had the pleasure of interviewing Carie Twichell, CAA. Ms. Twichell recently began her presidency of the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (the Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant professional organization) in which she has been an active member since the beginning of her career. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Carie’s mom worked for Chrysler and was transferred to Cleveland when Carie was in third grade. Carie did her freshman year of college at Michigan State and then switched to Ohio State to finish her undergraduate degree.