Hamot/Gannon school of nurse anesthesia

  1. I'm new to the forum. I do however appreciate the participants on this forum, valuable information. I would like to know if any of you have information related to Hamot/Gannon school of anesthesia in Erie, PA. I intend to apply there within the next few months. Any information (reputation, interview process, etc.) will be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   catcolalex
    Quote from crozb
    I'm new to the forum. I do however appreciate the participants on this forum, valuable information. I would like to know if any of you have information related to Hamot/Gannon school of anesthesia in Erie, PA. I intend to apply there within the next few months. Any information (reputation, interview process, etc.) will be greatly appreciated.
    I have several friends who have interviews there in august for the jan start, cheap cost of living, cheap tuition, nice to work with is what i've heard, right on the lake. rolling admissions.
  4. by   my2sons
    have worked at hamot sicu for a long time. very political admissions. they tend to overuse the students in the heart (cabg) rooms and have had poor passing rates because of it. ob rotation usually in punxatawney, not erie. fairly low cost of living, but gannon's tuition is really high.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    I know nothing about the school...but I do know the area...previous posters are right about the cost of living being low. Winters are harsh, summers are great and the lake is the best place to go and relax while you study!
  6. by   Businessman
    Besides the weather that sucks (I lived three years there), what you should know is that Hamot as a whole focuses on Cardiothoracic cases - you should expect to be overqualified in this field, and with probably less exposure in other areas.
  7. by   mbrian46
    I live in Erie and I am attending Hamot's anesthesia program. I am in my first year and really like the program. Clinicals start your first semester, the classes are taught by CRNA's and the staff MDA's. It's a very clinical based program. I have not worked in the heart rooms yet, but I haven't heard anyone complain that they are overworked...(as someone commented on this earlier). I went to school to learn and the more experience, the better. The graduating seniors of this year averaged about 800-900 cases....I think. Erie is cold in the winter, but it's not that bad. The hospital/school overlooks Lake Erie, it's a nice area.
  8. by   mbrian46
    Oh yeah, tuition for the 28 months is around $23,000 (give or take a little), which is cheap compared to some other schools I have looked at in the past.
  9. by   Energizer Bunny
    mbrian46....you DID conveniently forget to mention all the snow! LOL! and the wind off the lake! LOL!
  10. by   my2sons
    CNM2B: Your avatar looks like me crossing State Street mid-February. The wind funnels up from the dock!
  11. by   Energizer Bunny
    LOL...it's how I feel pretty much every day except my wind is my three kiddos under five years old! LOL!
  12. by   mbrian46
    I'm sorry, I did forget to mention some minor details of Erie's snow (about 150 in. per year) and the wind off the lake can cut through you now and then, but other than that it's an ok place to be............
  13. by   ICUNUT123
    what kind of clinical questions do they ask and is the interview just hi how are you tell us all about you? any info would greatly help

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