Students who aspire to become anesthesiologist assistants (AA) are considered to be on the "pre-anesthesiologist assistant (pre-AA) track". A student prepares for a graduate AA program by earning a bachelor's degree as s/he fulfills the prerequisites for his/her preferred graduate AA program. Pre-AA students must familiarize themselves with the track expectations and requirements detailed in the Pre-Anesthesiologist Assistant Track Fundamentals handbook and are encouraged to obtain track-specific advising from the pre-professional advisor in the Office of Academic and Advising Services.
Students need to be aware that the prerequisite coursework in the sciences is only offered on Mercer's Macon campus; students must apply to one of Mercer's colleges or schools located in Macon, Georgia to complete the pre-AA track. Students should also note that competency in mathematics at or above the calculus level is required to begin the chemistry and biology sequences at Mercer University. Students planning on following the pre-anesthesiologist assistant track are therefore advised to take mathematics in high school at least through the pre-calculus level.