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Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant

Jennifer Anderson Warwick
Executive Director

Phone: (612) 836 -3311

The Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA) serves, under the auspices of CAAHEP, to promote and advance the quality of educational programs for anesthesiologist assistants.

Sponsors for Anesthesiologist Assistant

ARC-AA derives its identity from the policies of CAAHEP and its collaborating sponsors, the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Together these organizations provide accreditation services for education programs producing entry-level allied health practitioners.

American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA)
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ARC-AA Board Members

Jim Kelly, MD, Chair (ASA)
Rich Bassi, CAA, Vice Chair (AAAA)
Sam Gumbert, MD, Treasurer (ASA)
Carolyn Bannister, MD (ASA)
Emily Drennan, MD (ASA)
Melanie Guthrie, CAA (AAAA)
John Kimbell, CAA (AAAA)
Stephanie Strauss, CAA (AAAA)

Amber Donnelly PhD, MPH, SCT, PhD - CAAHEP Liaison

Upcoming Events

ARC-AA Board Meetings
January via web meeting
April @ AAAA Annual Meeting
July via web meeting
October @ ASA Annual Meeting

AAAA Annual Meeting
April 20-23, 2018
St. Pete Beach, FL

ASA Annual Meeting
October 13-17, 2018

San Francisco

CAAHEP Board Meetings  

Accreditation Documents

CAAHEP Standards
Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Anesthesiologist Assistant (2016)

Request for Accreditation Services for Educational Programs for the Anesthesiologist Assistant
Policy + Procedure
Policy Manual (October 2017)
Personnel Change Form 
(Program Director & Medical Director)
Self Study Reports 
Contact the ARC-AA Executive Office
Annual Report
User Guide for the Annual Report
Resource Assessment Matrix
Resource Assessment Matrix - Sample

Survey - Graduate
Survey - Employer
Survey - Student
Survey - Program Personnel

Accreditation Tools to assist with the process
Getting Started: an Action Plan
a plan for programs going through the accreditation process
The Site Visitors are Coming!
checklist for hosting the site visit 
Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda + Checklist