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Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

Primary Clinical and Academic Partners

Primary Clinical and Academic Partners

Texas Medical Center

The bulk of the rotations are done in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world. The patient population is primarily composed of Texas residents, but many out-of-state and international patients travel to the medical center to seek world-class care.

The clinical experience home base is the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (MHH-TMC), with the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center’s Anesthesiology Department and Residency Program. MHH-TMC is a leading center for trauma, neurosurgery, and pediatrics, and boasts the nation’s busiest Lifeflight helipad, transporting trauma patients from all over the southeastern half of Texas and parts of Louisiana.

CWRU MSA Houston has a dearth of private practice anesthesiology group affiliations with local and regional hospitals, and shares an expansive network of satellite rotations across the country with the other CWRU MSA locations. This provides the student with the ability to round out their academic anesthesiology training by gaining experience with anesthesia in a private practice model.

The diverse patient population at the clinical sites, a mixture of academic and private practice anesthesia and the strong surgical programs in the Medical Center provide CWRU MSA students, opportunities to administer anesthesia for Texas’ patients undergoing some of the world’s most complex and innovative surgeries. This experience gives our students confidence that they will be an integral and competent member of the Anesthesia Care Team in any practice setting.

Memorial Hermann Hospital- Texas Medical Center (MHH-TMC)

(MHH-TMC) is a major not-for-profit medical center. MHH-TMC is the primary affiliate hospital of the CWRU-Houston MSA Program - a relationship that was first established in 2009.

MHH-TMC, is home to world-class clinical and research centers, including, pediatrics, women's health, urology, orthopedics, trauma, neurosurgery, neuroscience, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, and organ transplantation.

Students spend roughly two-thirds of their first year at MHH-TMC, and do specialty rotations in trauma/transplant, neurosurgery, pre-operative clinic, pediatrics, and obstetrics.

Memorial Hermann Regional Hospitals

Memorial Hermann is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas and serves the greater Houston community through 12 hospitals, a vast network of affiliated physicians and numerous specialty programs and services. Facilities include:MHH-TMC, the teaching hospital for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School eight suburban hospitals; three premier Heart & Vascular Institutes; TIRR Memorial Hermann, one of the nation’s top rehabilitation and research hospitals; Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital; the Ironman Sports Medicine Institute; the Mischer Neuroscience Institute; eight comprehensive Cancer Centers; 21 Imaging Centers; eight Breast Care Centers; 10 surgery centers; 25 sports medicine and rehabilitation centers; 19 diagnostic laboratories; and PaRC, a substance abuse treatment center. Memorial Hermann also operates the Life Flight® air ambulance program as well as the city’s only burn treatment center.