MTSA Responds to COVID-19

With the heightened and increased risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in and the around the Midstate, MTSA is taking measures to help reduce the risk of exposure for its students, faculty, and staff. While there are no confirmed cases at MTSA, the School has a responsibility to help manage this health crisis in our greater community.

Effective today (3/12/2020), MTSA is suspending all on-campus student activities and will move to an online class format.

Students have been asked not to come on campus for any reason. At this time, student clinical assignments have not been changed.

Effective today (3/23/2020)All MTSA staff have been asked to work remotely.   MTSA is still open and functioning as staff is regularly responding to both email and voicemail messages.  Phone numbers for all staff can be found on this website at about/staff-faculty.

NOTE:  The application process is open and functioning for eligible applicants.

On-campus events that have been cancelled/postponed include the following:

  • March 22 – Basic Cadaveric Workshop
  • April 1-3 – Valley Review on MTSA Campus
  • April 1 – MTSA Career Fair

MTSA events and on-campus activities beyond what is mentioned above will be reviewed and additional announcements will be made. Students, faculty, and staff will be notified via the School’s communication alert system. Others may continue to monitor this website for additional postings.

For more information or questions call (615) 868-6503 or email

MTSA Mission & Awards Gala postponed due to COVID-19 health crisis

The MTSA Mission & Awards Gala, previously scheduled for May 7, has been postponed until next year based on the unprecedented health crisis our country is now facing, announced Matt Demaree, event chairman. “We, along with you, are very concerned about the effects of COVID-19 not only on the health of the citizens, but for our anesthesia professionals on the front lines treating patients every day.”

“Based on social-distancing guidelines issued by federal and state officials aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus, we believe it prudent to take this step,” said Demaree. He added that the School is asking whether donors who have already contributed for the gala this year would like their contribution to be applied to the postponed event in May 2021. Donors who have pledged support, but have not yet paid, are welcome to make their contribution, which will be held for next year, allowing donors to receive all associated benefits for next year’s event. Donors who prefer a refund are asked to send a written request to the Advancement Office at MTSA. All silent auction contributions will be held for next year.

“We are saddened that we must take this step, but believe it is the wise decision based on the changing landscape we all face today,” said Demaree. “Every member of the gala committee is committed to planning a wonderful future event that will celebrate the achievements of the awardees while funding the important mission work of MTSA.”

“Thank you for your continued support of MTSA. Please remember our alum and all healthcare providers in prayer as they serve at such an important time. May God bless your family in health and safety at this time.”

For more information, please contact the MTSA Advancement Office at (615) 732-7674 or

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