Hi all!I paced around my room in an effort to keep from posting this, but evidently I failed.A friend of a friend will soon be applying to Columbia's Direct Entry CRNA program (this is here-say about such program), after having done poorly on the MCATs and feeling that becoming a DO is not prestigious enough. She has some medical science-related BoS degree from an average school. Meanwhile, I'm working my butt off in my first year in the SICU and I feel a bit...... I don't know what....jealous? Outraged? Somebody who has no clinical experience can be accepted into a program that takes them from "this is called a breathing machine" to "manage this airway" in a couple years (I heard 4), based on .....grades (book knowledge)? I know they have "a year of critical care experience"in there somewhere - but what the heck does that mean?!Maybe I'm being overly critical -- I did great in school, but I struggled a lot once in the "real world". Also, I can't believe that I did 4 years of school for an RN, will probably work in ICU for at least 3 more years, and then go to CRNA for ~2 more years. She'll be done way before me, and the thought of becoming a CRNA just crossed her mind after other things didn't pan out. Maybe I should be happy with the thought that my eventual patients will be perhaps a little safer due to my experience? Whew! So my question I suppose is....anybody heard of this program? Any thoughts? Am I being a snot about it and should I just be happy for this person?Thanks for any thoughts!