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Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant

Jennifer Anderson Warwick
Executive Director


Phone: (612) 836 -3311
Email:

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

Rich Bassi, CAA (AAAA), Chair
Sam Gumbert, MD (ASA), Vice Chair

John Kimbell, CAA (AAAA), Treasurer
Carolyn Bannister, MD (ASA)
Emily Drennan, MD (ASA)
Melanie Guthrie, CAA (AAAA)

Erik Nelson, MD (ASA)
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 13-16, 2019

Indianapolis

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)

Seeking CAAHEP Accreditation
Request for Accreditation Services for Educational Programs for the Anesthesiologist Assistant

Self Study Report

[initial and Continuing]

Part I - Report
Part II - Appendices

 
Policy + Procedure
Policy Manual (July 2018)
Personnel Change Form 
(Program Director & Medical Director)
Fees
 
Annual Report
Annual Reports are due each year on September 15 for all accredited programs. Following are tools to support the completion of the annual report, which is found here: arms.caahep.org.    

User Guide


Resource Survey Data Collection - AND - Resource Assessment Matrix

Resource Assessment Matrix - Sample


The following survey tools are available via SurveyMonkey. Email jennifer@arc-aa.org for the instrument to be copied to the program's paid SurveyMonkey account.
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