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Are there any type of contractual agreements, where a hospital will pay for you education in exchange for you working there for a number of years after graduation?
Usually the groups that staff the big hospitals in major cities are willing to sponsor.
depending upon where you are located and if willing to move to some other parts of the country. In the area I am currently in, three major hospitals have the sponsorship program. 45 minutes away there is another anesthesia group that CRNA's basically handle the same case complexities as mda's but crna are not on call or work week ends only if you opt for OB. Assignments there are given by rooms/suites, whatever case is assigned to that room it is yours to work with. You can request assistance if you are not comfortable with a particular case. The CRNA's within that group are mostly ex-military and very competent. I shadowed some of them. This group will handle the details with you over the phone, you just need to let them have your admission letter.Then, within my immediate vicinity there exist some disparities in cases handled between mda's and crna's. A sizable bunch of CRNA's at my job are just about to retire or they have been talking about it, so there will be a lot of openings. The compensation package in this area is about $15-25k/year lower than the national average
I myself have not signed with any of this groups, i have just questioned them about it. I am not even an srna yet, i do not start school until this August.
Be very careful what you sign, if and when you do, up hold it.
PS, i hope i am not breaking any bb rules here.