How deep is the interview?

  1. I have an interview with Wesleyan in fort worth and I know they are well known for grilling you on your interview and everyone says to know the drugs and receptors but how deep should we known them. For instance with Levophed, is knowing what it does, how it does it, what to look for and what receptor it works on a good enough coverage of the drug or do we need to know something like "the drug interacts with this forming this chemical which then interacts with this chemical and etc" Are they going to take it to that level? I'm trying to brush up and prepare myself the best I can but just don't wanna be trying to memorize things that they wouldn't expect you to know before CRNA school. Thanks for your help
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  3. by   cli632
    I'm not sure about your specific school, but I interviewed at VCU and my friend interviewed at Akron. Both of us got in, but our interviews were very different. I do know that we both had to take a written test (it's short though), which do test you on common drugs. At Akron, they did grill her on drugs. I would know your drugs because a lot of schools ask clinical questions. My interview was more nursing background, goals, and personality based. They did however place emphasis on what certifications, GPA, GRE, etc I had. It really helped searching this website for prior students who has applied to the same school. I made a list of questions and studied those. good luck! let me know if you have more questions!!
  4. by   jflo956
    I interviewed last year at wesleyan ft.wort and BOMBED the interview lol. I was not prepared for that at all. That same year I interviewed at a different school in the east coast and was told that I was IN at the end of the interview. Just shows you the difference in school interviews.
    Wesleyan questions start off basic like -> would you give atropine to a pt having a hr of 170….you will answer no and they will ask why, when you answer they will ask why again and continue asking eventually leading to an answer like: atropine competes against acetylcholine at the muscarinic receptor sites.
    Most questions are straight forward and you will know the answers to them. Just try not to get nervous because they get high off of that.
    Know the mechanism and receptors of meds including pressors, dilators, antiarrhythmics. For the grand finale they gave me abgs, swan numbers, inotropic agents…. answer: pt is going through metabolic acidosis due to lactic acid formation secondary of anerobic metabolism in this pt with cardiogenic shock… I got halfway through the answer on my own…. the other half was after they kicked me out of the room, lol.
    Hope this helps and good luck.
  5. by   bagola22
    Know how meds work at cellular level,know hemodynamics and vent settings, and some patho of resp and cardio and you should be fine