Student Spotlight: Akash Sinha, Class of 2019

Male anesthesiologist assistant student in graduation robes

My name is Akash Sinha and I am a recent graduate from Case Western Reserve University’s Master of Science in Anesthesia Program in Washington, D.C. I will begin working in August as a full-time certified anesthesiologist assistant at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

After two years of intensive and enriching training, I am excited to have graduated and to start my career as a CAA. The MSA Program truly puts their students first by making sure you are academically and clinically prepared. The first year of primarily didactic training prepares you for clinical rotations during your second year well. For me, having the ability and opportunity to rotate at eight different medical institutions across the country was amazing. The experience and knowledge I obtained from working with different anesthesia providers is something I am extremely grateful for.

Washington, D.C. is a city that offers so many activities and attractions. From studying for final exams at the Library of Congress to going for morning runs on the National Mall, there is so much to do. One of my hobbies is trying new food and Washington is the perfect city for a foodie like me. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, outdoor activities, or food, the District will definitely have a niche for you!

After living in Washington for two years, I decided to stay in the city and accept a position at George Washington University Hospital. This institution is fairly new to hiring CAAs, and I believe it would be a great opportunity. In fact, I was the first anesthesiologist assistant student to rotate there this past spring and my experience confirmed my decision to accept a job there starting this fall. I am truly grateful for my training at CWRU MSA, and look forward to joining the CAA workforce!

About this post: The Student Spotlight series highlights MSA students in Cleveland, Houston, and Washington. The series is a student-led initiative, and is designed to share current student experiences with prospective students.