Anesthesia Assistant Course

Anesthesia Assistant Course

Essential to safe surgery

National Need

  • Safe surgery is uncommon in rural areas
  • No anesthesia doctors work in district hospitals
  • International acceptance of safe non-doctor anesthesia has grown.

Course Description

  • One year course under National Academy of Medical Science (NAMS)
  • Classroom, lab and OT-based clinical exposure, supervised by anesthesia doctor


  • 92 graduates in previous 6-month course
  • High private utilization of graduates; government is lower
  • Competency is proven in follow up studies


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Anesthesia Assistant students learn in classroom, lab, and by supervised clinical practice in operating rooms.