Programs Philosophy

Academics and rigorous technical education are emphasized as important components of the science and practice of anesthesia. Our graduates must have capabilities beyond mastery of these components. A student environment that encourages understanding more than memorization of facts is constantly promoted. The student is not treated as the object of learning but as a colleague in the learning process. The graduate program is a place where new ideas and self-confidence are encouraged so that the student may learn judgment and the importance of responsibility.

Intellectual skills and technical expertise are not enough. Our graduates are entrepreneurial, creative, and flexible in applying their profession to a quickly changing health care environment for now and the future.

Rights and Responsibilities

The Applicant has the right to:

  • expect honesty from the program and the program’s publications;
  • expect fair and equal evaluation and consideration when applying for a position in the program

The Student has the right to:

  • expect quality, appropriate education;
  • be represented in the educational process;
  • be regarded as a professional member of the health care community;
  • receive fair and objective evaluations; and
  • exercise due process of appeal.

In addition, the Student has the responsibility to:

  • demonstrate a professional manner at all times;
  • adhere to regulations and policies as set forth in the policy manuals of Texas Wesleyan University and affiliating clinical settings; and
  • adhere to the Student Handbook for her/his program.