I ended up auditing o-chem (for obvious reasons!) but know that I will most likely have to at least get a C in it before applying to CRNA schools. For you CRNAs and SRNAs out there, honestly, how is o-chem helpful to know? I understand that you have to have an extensive knowledge base concering the anesthetic agents you use but dont you get all the info you need in the core classes concerning the drugs you deliver? I have heard CRNAs laugh and say "I remember this much about o-chem" as they hold their two fingers like 1 centimeter apart.... what agony to go thru, and for what? I realize each school have their specific requirements, all i can say is, i will be keeping my eye open for the one who might not require o-chem, if there IS even one... but then again, I will be going for a Masters of Science in Anesthesia, right?... i think i may have no choice here!
please shed some light on this so I can take the o-chem with a purpose in mind! (other than obtaining my CRNA!) Thanks