Hi! I just joined allnurses and I think it is a wonderful resource! I am in a graduate entry program in nursing and I want to be a midwife. I am considering transferring schools, and I was hoping for some thoughts regarding a great midwifery program. I am looking for a stellar education, with supportive faculty members/mentors, great clinical experiences (I would like experiences outside of the hospital, too), and a liberal midwifery-friendly philosophy of care. I have seen some programs that seem to educate students to be like mini-OBGYNs, and that is not what I am looking for. I want to learn all the necessary clinical skills, but I want to be shaped as a midwife--if that makes any sense! I am single and I can move anywhere; I am thinking about UCSF, Yale and Penn, and from posts on this site, Frontier. Anyone have any thoughts on those programs, or others to recommend??
Oct 1, '06
If you are still here, just an idea... maybe you could contact the schools (travel there if you can of course) and ask for a few names of current students that you could talk to & get some scoop...
Oct 4, '06
Many thanks, Mitchsmom. I think I am going to stay-put for now. I have located a few alternative birthing experiences to augment my midwifery education, so I think I can manage to get a well-rounded view of the field (even in the midwest
Oct 16, '06
I go to Yale! And I have a friend I can pass you along to at Columbia.
You can ask me here, or you can PM me.
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