The Master of Science in Robotic Surgery (MSRS) degree is designed for physicians (attendings, residents and fellows) with a surgical focus in a variety of specialties, including general surgery, gynecology, urology, bariatrics, thoracic, and ENT. The program is accepting applicants worldwide.

An admissions requirement for this degree program is the Certificate in Advanced Robotic Surgery (CARS), facilitated by the AdventHealth Nicholson Center. This one-of-a-kind certificate program is taught by highly skilled and advanced physicians using best practices in robotics surgery.

The collaboration between the Nicholson Center and AdventHealth University Online provides an opportunity to expand the delivery of robotics education to physicians around the world. The state-of-the-art center in Celebration, Florida can accommodate 50 cadaver stations and includes onsite storage management. The Orlando center can host up to 12 cadaver stations and offers advanced operating rooms with the latest surgical equipment and technology to simulate real working conditions. Advanced audio-visual capabilities enable attendees to teleconference these events and collaborate with subject matter experts across the globe. Operating room cameras and 25 external cameras even allow trainees to receive a video of what they learn.

This partnership provides an optimal education environment for participants and a fully immersed clinical experience.

What You Can Expect from AHU’s Master of Science in Robotic Surgery

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    This degree program is mixed-modal, requiring both self-study and in-person coursework. Students must complete hands-on robotic training courses at the AdventHealth Nicholson Center for CARS certification, in addition to completing the online coursework outlined in the curriculum and several self-study projects.

    MD to MS candidates can complete the program in as little as two years while having access to world-renowned robotic surgeons and the incredible Nicholson Center.

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    The MSRS will provide students with core competencies in strategic leadership, innovation in the healthcare system, information systems and healthcare informatics and encourage the continuation of robotic surgical innovation and contributions to the current assessments, education, and research initiatives as it pertains to robotic surgery.

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    Each year the number of surgeries completed robotically continues to rise, but the number of trained robotic surgeons remains small. This presents a unique opportunity for future leaders in the field.

    There is a large learning curve associated with robotic surgery and skill acquisition, and an even larger gap in education. Obtaining robotic education and training is imperative to closing this gap. There is a multitude of health care organizations seeking qualified robotic surgeon experts. This program will provide the requirements for robotic privileging outlined by many societies, associations, and hospital organizations. This program also aids in robotic program development and coordination.

    To learn more about the Master of Science in Robotic Surgery and to start the application process, contact AHU Online today and speak with one of our Admissions Coordinators.

    The CARS certification required for the MSRS degree is earned through the AdventHealth Nicholson Center. Learn more about this world-class facility here.

Apply to Begin Your MS in Robotics Surgery

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