Washington Program Overview

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Building on over forty years of excellence in leadership, scholarship, and reputation in the field of anesthesia, Case Western Reserve University expanded to a third site in the District of Columbia.

The Washington location launched in 2012 with an initial class of sixteen graduate students.

Over the course of the last few years, Washington has continued to bolster the MSA Program’s position as one of the premier programs for certified anesthesiologist assistants. Notably, students and faculty in Washington are purposefully placed to access the Capital and to promote and support legislation key to expanding the reach of the certified anesthesiologist assistant profession.

Graduates have received significant accolades from the regional anesthesia community, and have continually made positive impacts on their local, national, and international communities as clinicians, medical missionaries, and advocates.


The Washington location received initial accreditation in 2012 from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA). The current status is accredited.

The next review will take place in 2021.

Washington also maintains accreditation through the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission. The DCELC accredited the Washington location in 2012, and the current status is accredited.

Find more details on the accreditation of both the Washington location and the university here.