I'm starting my anesthesia program Monday, July 24th. To say I'm nervous yet excited would be quite an understatement. The percentages on each are variable, just like Owen Wilson said in the launch scene from Armageddon "I've got that excited scared feeling. But 98% excited, 2% scared. Or maybe its more, it could be 2, it could be 98% scared 2% excited. Thats what makes it so intense, cause its so confused. I can't really figure it out." Yeah, that pretty much sums it up for me.
I'm attending Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia in Madison. It is a 28 month front loaded program. First twelve months is majority of classes along with clinical 3 days a week. Last 16 months is OR all the time. First 5 weeks is an intense pre-OR orientation that introduces us to settig up the OR and the anesthesia machine. We also recert in ACLS, PALS, and 12 lead EKGs.
If anybody out there is gonna be a classmate of mine, drop me a line. I'll keep you guys updated on how it goes. Good luck to those in or trying to get in.