Hello everyone, I am currently in my first year of the Program and I can tell you that this program is excellent. They give the nuts and bolts of wht you need to know to perform in clinical then in the secon week of November you're in the OR. I can tell you about the interview which is extremely laid back. They want to see how well you can handle/express yourself in a stressful situation. Their is no quizzing on Pharm or A/P or anything like that. They want you to just be yourself because as the previous poster had said, they do look at the whole picture when it comes to acceptance and they do want a mix of students in the class. My class has a little bit of everything; people with SICU, MICU, PICU, ect... I had 3.5 years in a PICU. Your LOR are very important, as one instructor had told me, if they see any negative comments in your letter, that is a red flag and they start to question whether the student will be right for the program. As far as your experience goes, as long as you have 1 year by the time you start the program, then that fulfills the requirement. I will also tell you that we had a student quit 1.5 months into the program because she said anesthesia wasn't for her. If you're applying, make sure this is something you really want to do. You don't want to take a spot from someone who really wants this, just my two cents. Oh one more thing, they get aroun 200 applications each year, interview aroun 80 and select 33 students. Good luck and I'll be happy to answer any questions.