Accepted Columbia ETP applicants (and current students: some advice). get-together? - page 8

:welcome: Hi everyone! I thought it might be a good idea to get our own separate thread for those accepted to Columbia ETP! Sure we have a lot to discuss! I would also like to invite current... Read More

  1. by   cozzy66
    Anniepants, congrats on the upcoming wedding!
  2. by   BeaconStreet
    Another on buying supplies. I spoke to a number of med school friends who all urged me to get the best stethoscope I could. They said the cheaper models are fine for basics, but that heart sounds are hard enough even with good equipment.

    I noticed that some items are cheaper on the Steeles website than through the Columbia kits (for example 5 1/2" bandage scissors are $1 with stethoscope purchase). They have a really great price for the Cardio III. It's worth looking into, especially if you aren't buying the whole kit.
  3. by   sherlee
    chat with columbia right now! ask all your questions! click on the link on the left-hand menu at this website: http://www.chatuniversity.com/openho...lId=1001036245

    2-4p eastern time

    there's another general chat session on march 5, 07 @ 12-2p eastern time. mark ur calendars!
    Last edit by sherlee on Feb 22, '07
  4. by   diddle
    Hello! This is my first time on this thread. I wish that I had found it before!! Anyways, I got accepted to the FNP track and I am also scared to death about moving to NYC. I have been living in Chiapas, Mexico for the last two years and just came back to Berkeley, CA (where I went to undergrad and have lived for several years). I just don't know how long it will take for me to adjust to the fast-paced life and harsh weather AND the high standard of living! Of course I know that there are several perks to NYC and everyone needs to experience it at some point in their life, but I just don't know how long I can commit for. I am currently waiting to hear from UCSF (only one more week) which is my first choice...but if I don't get in, I will be considering Columbia. Unfortunately I cannot make it to the info session. Could you all please tell me the gist of it afterwards? THANKS!!!

    Also, I didn't realize that the program only lasts 2.5 years! Is that really true? Congrats to all of you for getting accepted! Yeah!

    ~diddle
  5. by   dg05
    Hi Diddle,

    I'm going on Friday & I'll post any info that I receive. Anyone else attending?

    dg
  6. by   Mission
    Quote from BeaconStreet
    Another on buying supplies. I spoke to a number of med school friends who all urged me to get the best stethoscope I could. They said the cheaper models are fine for basics, but that heart sounds are hard enough even with good equipment.
    I actually disagree with this, unless you have hearing problems the cheap scopes are fine. I paid a lot for a Littman and got a free scope from a Pfizer drug rep and the free one was just as good. At least I would recommend not spending a lot of money for your first year, you'll find the minimum and the basics are enough.

    Diddle:
    Yes, if you go full-time through to the FNP program it only take 2.5 years.

    BTW, the month off in August is fantastic. I spent the last 2 summers (after starting ETP and starting FNP) in Mexico doing clinical internships and know others who used that time to go to Ecuador and Thailand. There are a lot of cool things you can do if you plan to take advantage of the time.
  7. by   lizcakes
    Hi dg,

    I will be attending the info session. Hopefully the weather will not be too harsh
  8. by   dg05
    Lizcakes,

    I've been worried about the weather...I'll try to remember an umbrella just in case!

    dg
  9. by   BeaconStreet
    I'll be there, too.
  10. by   Kevn2bNP
    I'll be there too.
  11. by   cozzy66
    Thinking of August breaks still... do any of the current ETPers plan on starting a position at a hospital during the August break and then working through their Masters? Do students ever do this?

    Thanks!
  12. by   dg05
    BeaconStreet, So glad to see that you'll be there.

    And, happy to see that so many people from this thread will be there.

    I plan to stay in the dorms this summer so I can really concentrate on school work. Is anyone else planning to do that?

    See you all tomorrow!

    dg
  13. by   cozzy66
    For everyone who attended the information session yesterday, how was it? What did they say?

    Thanks!

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