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  1. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    I applied to 20 schools... 2 years in the ICU
  2. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    If im being straightforward... I have to say medical school is more challenging than CRNA school... Anybody who has gone through with both and taken the USMLE will agree... However, do I feel that you need to be an MD to be an independent anesthesia provider? Not at all...
  3. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    Worked as a CNA at a hospital during my gap year and during my ABSN program and network from there...
  4. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    Yes this is exactly what I am saying... one example of this: only the MDA with a pediatrics fellowship are allowed to do complex pediatric cases at my hospital.. However a MDA without any fellowship will most likely have similar outcomes to a CRNA, they may have a better understanding of the science and anatomy behind it but the outcomes would be similar nonetheless....
  5. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    14. 2 year MSN, I didn't feel like getting my DNP was important, unless I want to teach or go into healthcare management.. 15. mixed didactic... 16. You should go to a DNP program if you plan to teach! and no I dont plan to teach Sidenote: If you want to practice independently.. Be prepared to take call, work long hours (more than 40 hours a week), and have an irregular schedule... The money is good but it comes with a price...
  6. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    I PMed you btw
  7. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    I don't believe you need to go to medical school to become an anesthesia provider... Anesthesia has become so safe that the things you learn in medical school is no longer relevant to becoming an independent anesthesia provider... CRNA school does not go very deep into the science behind everything and its more about the procedural skills of anesthesia... Yes I believe if you have good study habits, you can succeed in CRNA school... I was not prepared for medical school because my science gpa during undergrad and mcat were weak, hence, the foundational knowledge I needed to succeed in medical school was lacking... On the other hand the CRNA curriculum assumes you did not know all this and teaches you everything from scratch which was one of the greatest reasons I succeeded... Medical school is excessive for certain specialties, I.E. Anesthesia and primary care.... You may need to be an electrical engineer to design a television, but you don't need to be one to fix one...
  8. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    Magoosh!!! If you have time princeton review...
  9. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    Can I PM you my license?
  10. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    I 100% support independent practice especially because the research shows that outcome is the same and 50% of CRNAs work in non-urban areas, a lot more than MDAs
  11. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    Also i just checked his youtube and he didnt say anything about being a CRNA... He was just an RN and went on to med school.. Edit: nevermind saw the video...
  12. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    I know texas wesleyan is distance learning... and not 100% online... Its still offsite though, thats what I mean by online, not like those NP schools that are 100% online, your clinicals can be done at various sites throughout the country but its a good flexible program for those who can't relocate if there happens to be a clinical sight near them.... I was doing fine but not stellar in medical school until the USMLE... My MCAT and gpa was below average which was already an indication that I should have not gone to med school.... the only reason why I got in was because of my extracurriculars and research experience.. sorry but I choose to remain anonymous and have no business proving anything to you...
  13. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Will getting my NP degree help with CRNA applications

    No! don't waste your time... Just get the ICU experience and apply broadly (20+ schools).. Do well on the GRE and you will get in somewhere, make sure you apply to the less competitive schools...
  14. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    1. Florida 2. No, CRNA only requires a bachelors in nursing. 3. I networked with the CRNAs at my hospital I worked at... 2 years in the ICU as an RN... 4. I shadowed for 40 hours or 5 whole days... 5. I was 27 when i applied.. 6. My ABSN gpa was 3.8, my undergrad gpa was 3.27 7. Nope 8. both technical and get to know questions... It was about 50/50.. You need to practice both... Best with a professional too. 9. I applied to 20 programs and got 7 acceptances.. 10. I got in the first time... If you apply broadly you will get in the first time.. Dont worry about wasting your money on application fees... Its better to waste thousands on application fees than loose another year of CRNA income... 11. Nope.. Only the MDs are on call at my hospital... 12. I have not worked independently yet.. You would usually have to move to rural areas for that kind of work.. Work in the ACT model currently 13. It might be oversaturated in the future.. In fact it is already oversaturated in the nicer areas of florida.... Its really hard to predict, right now the jobs are still there and you can make good money... If you are willing to move to really rural areas you can make upwards of 200k working 40 hours a week.... In contrast, if you want to live in miami metro area... the pay will be between 100k to 120k... Start your own private practice and you can make a lot!
  15. MDdropouttoCRNA

    Med school drop out, now a CRNA. ask me anything...

    I was 28 when I started CRNA school
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