CRNA Schools with NON-Panel Interviews!!?

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    Hello everyone,

    Just wondering if anyone knows of CRNA schools that have either has ONE of the following:

    1. No interview.
    2. Phone interview allowed.
    3. In person interview required, but only with one person.

    I ask this because I have read about these "panel" interviews with 6 or 7 people interviewing each applicant. The thought of that makes me a little nervous - I'm very personable and charming one on one, but in a pane interview setting I just feel the pressure of so many people staring at me/asking me questions at once would completely ruin my chances. So does anyone know any places with non-panel interviews? (aka: one of the 3 things listed above)
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    Not that i know of. I think that is one of the reasons why they do that, they wanna see how you do in a stressful situation. I have been to 4 interviews, the least number of panel was 3 but oh boy! The questions they asked was more stressful than having 20 people in the room. The interview is just one part if the application. If you have a competetive gpa,gre,experience, you should be ok, i think... Good luck.
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    I also think that is why they do the panel interviews....to see how you react under pressure. I've seen a few posts on various sites that talk about how many people were in interviews. check around
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    If a panel interview makes you nervous, you might want to develop some coping strategies. Believe me, what I've seen via CRNA friends is not pretty and does involve lots of stress.
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    Quote from IceGuy
    Hello everyone,

    Just wondering if anyone knows of CRNA schools that have either has ONE of the following:

    1. No interview.
    2. Phone interview allowed.
    3. In person interview required, but only with one person.

    I ask this because I have read about these "panel" interviews with 6 or 7 people interviewing each applicant. The thought of that makes me a little nervous - I'm very personable and charming one on one, but in a pane interview setting I just feel the pressure of so many people staring at me/asking me questions at once would completely ruin my chances. So does anyone know any places with non-panel interviews? (aka: one of the 3 things listed above)
    Hi,
    Minneapolis School of Anesthesia and SMU interviews are done with 1-2 faculty personnel. A previous post regarding coping with stress: the OR can be a hostile environment for new people. When you show up, know your stuff but don't act too cocky. Otherwise, the staff will play on your fear.
    Good luck!
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    Hm, I think they are all panel (from my research) but I understand the OP's fears. Some people fear different things, so maybe he or she can handle the OR stress but not a panel interview if he/she has a fear of public speaking, for example.
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    Sorry for putting he/she, just saw your name is iceGUY...so I'm assuming male. Sorry!
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    VCU's interview is one-on-one but it will done 3 times since 3 people overall will interview you.
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    Allegheny valley in Pittsburgh. Interview with program director and asst. dir separately. But the program director will make you wish you were in front of a panel!! Lol good luck


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