Published Jan 20, 2003
I have a interview coming up on the 25th and have some of my own questions already lined up for the panel...However, this is my first interview for anes. school...With hindsight being 20/20, I was wondering if any SNRAs or CRNAs have any questions that they would have liked to have answered before they started school, but didn't...or have you thought of a question now that you wouldn't have known to ask prior to beginning the program?? I have also "consulted" with a friend who just graduated from a CRNA program- just wanted your input-you're all very insightful and open with your responses...It is very much appreciated!!!
Good luck on your interview. I would stress that you like the one on one patient care that you can give in anesthesia. Don't say that you don't like caring for patients. Be sincere and show a sense of humor.
Let us know how it went.
Thanks so much for your reply....returning to pt care IS the main reason I am applying to CRNA school...I "left" nursing for a couple years and have found that I miss it more than I thought I would-Anyway-becoming a CRNA was a goal of mine since high school and it has "resurfaced"....Thanks for the support...I'll let you know how it goes:)
Inquire about residency programs - the weaker the better, none is best!!
thanks for your reply Dave...I appreciate it!:)
I was curious about MD involvement, direction, and relationships. Asking about graduate success on the Boards is also a common question. You also want a program that teachs all forms of regional anesthesia (maybe they all do, I don't know). Like WntrMute says, lack of competition with MD residents is preferrable.
I'm pretty fresh into my program. I wish I could help more.
Thanks Brenna's Dad!
I have added these to my list:)
I'd also inquire about numbers of central line insertions, A-line insertions, FOB opportunities, regional (not just spinals and epidurals). You want way more than the minimum to be the norm. I think one only needs to do 15 spinals to graduate. You can't become proficient doing some of these things a handful of times. Search out programs that challenges you.
Thanks for your reply Dave...I will add these, too.
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