Actually, I didn't want to go into great detail out of respect for the readers, but I am traveling now. Getting ready for 2nd assignment. It is hard as a traveler to not get "key-holed" and rightfully so. But to go back to something you said about me being bored, I wasn't bored in CVICU, bored as a traveler. Challenge is essential to my job satisfaction, but I am not traveling for the challenge--to see new places and different ways to look at various ideas, both personally and professionally.
The unit I was "brought" up in, I had kid experience as well--we did congenitals--neonates to teens. Awesome experience and would have loved to continue. There is nothing more challenging than a sick neo on epi and ecmo.
I won't be going to Sam Merritt due to fact we are making our way back across states to east coast. But I have met a few SRNA
's from that school while at UCSF (my current assigment). They have good things to say, but haven't enjoyed clinicals because of anesthesia residents getting the good cases---SRNA's have been stuck in cysto and eye rooms, but their experiences at SF general have been impressive.
BTW thx for your encouraging post about CANA conference, maybe I'll try for the Vegas meeting.