As mentioned aboved, georgetown is very respected and their board rate is very high ( the director made this known to me when I visited last year). It is expensive but you get quality education. DC area have many great hospitals to train at. In addition, the director also informed me that some students do their rotation at the Level One trauma center across the street from UMD. ( Baltimore Shock trauma).
University of Maryland is a very new program with a lot of wrinkles to still iron out. I Have not heard much about the program except from one MDA at an area hospital where the SRNA
'a do their rotation( and where I happen to work). He said the students were not up to par and they did not know what they were doing. He also said that the program was very unorganized ( but hey, everyone has their own opinion). The first class just graduated Dec.10,2006...so we will see what the board rates look like.
I guess at the end of the day, a nurse anesthetist is a nurse anesthetist. Does it really matter where you come from?