Dsoginer... Well, I know that to be competitive one needs to have at least a 2.75 overall on OLOL's side. They then look at you as a person and try to find well rounded people. They choose 75 people to interview with Tulane, and then Tulane picks 50 of those. Try to do well on your essay questions, I know they weigh that heavily.
JeMommy...They did say in the interview about working for two years, but I don't remember them saying anything about it HAD to be in Med-surg. I know that they want people to go to that area b/c it has the most need but they are also giving us interviews if we would like to work in another area that has an opening. Bottom line...if you don't want to work for Tulane, some of the students are just paying back the stipend and going elsewhere to work for various reasons. I am wanting to work for Tulane b/c I feel that I will get great skills and will be able to go anywhere to work thereafter. Our tuition was paid for, plus Tulane just gave us a sign on bonus if we are staying in May. That on top of starting at a great pay rate. I really feel blessed to be in this program even though I want to pull my hair out at times.
Well gotta run, I need to prepare for this weekend's clinicals!!!!! I am almost halfway done