My name is Ursula and I'm a RN who is very interested in the science of anesthesia. I've been following Nilepoc's BLog ( keep up the good work!) and read a entry that made me stop for a moment. Then I read a posting here that really made me think.
So, My question today is : Have any SNRAs or CRNAs ever considered becoming MDAs?
From the entries that Nilepoc has written, it seemed that the medical student were projected to be "better" ( though we all know they're not) and more respected. But, they received typed notes. Someone also posted " If I had to do it again I would have tried to get into med school, although is a harder and longer goal you are at least treated like a professional from day one and are taught to be in charge and make decisions, you will not experience anything like that until you get into crna school." I'm now wondering if maybe it's better to go to med school and learn over a prolonged period of time. Maybe it's not as stressful as CRNA school and having tons of information crammed into your head in such a short period of time. As I stated, I'm interested in the science of Anesthesia and have been since high school. I just want to put people to sleep be it as a CRNA or a MDA really doesn't matter as long and I learn about the science I'm content. I would like to know the true thoughts of those who have mastered the task as well as those on the journey to becoming CRNA. Please keep it real!
Thanks in advance,