Quote from goody07106
Congratulations!!! Any advice for me? What school are you going to? Im Neuro ICU as well and was a little nervous about being limited.
The best advice I can give is RELAX. If you are qualified, it'll get you an interview. At that point, they're already looking to admit you, so present yourself well and relax.
I was intimidated when I first got in the holding room and saw everyone in their power suits and talking about all of their open heart experience. But then I got to talking about emergent cranies and bone flaps, EEG's and ventrics...and then I realized that I had my own experiences and expertise to bring to the group.
If you're rusty on hemodynamics, then brush up on it. But the director of the program made a big point in stressing that the slate is wiped clean once you start. Regardless if you have 20 years of trauma or 5 years of open heart, everyone is at ground zero in the didactic part. Clinical exp might help you out in clinicals, but honestly if you're an astute learner you should be able to compensate.