Oct 29, 2014
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Hi, everyone! I am in my last semester of UG at USF. I am a biological sciences major, and until a few days ago, I had not planned on using it. I had sort of a quarter life crisis, and decided that I did not want to work in my current field for the rest of my life (dental lab tech working with CAD/CAM). So I started looking into other options and stumbled across AA. Nova even has a program in Tampa, so I would not have to move. I used to be a vet tech and have monitored patients during numerous surgeries, so I already know that I would enjoy AA as a career.

I am looking for a bit more info on the Nova AA Program that I can't seem to find online. Do they have a preference of GRE over MCAT? I have seen just the GRE listed in multiple places on their website, but I have only seen both exams listed in one place. How many students do the accept each year, and what does the class profile look like? Also what is the best way to go about finding AAs or anest. MDs/DOs to shadow? Thanks!
 

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Hi, everyone! I am in my last semester of UG at USF. I am a biological sciences major, and until a few days ago, I had not planned on using it. I had sort of a quarter life crisis, and decided that I did not want to work in my current field for the rest of my life (dental lab tech working with CAD/CAM). So I started looking into other options and stumbled across AA. Nova even has a program in Tampa, so I would not have to move. I used to be a vet tech and have monitored patients during numerous surgeries, so I already know that I would enjoy AA as a career.

I am looking for a bit more info on the Nova AA Program that I can't seem to find online. Do they have a preference of GRE over MCAT? I have seen just the GRE listed in multiple places on their website, but I have only seen both exams listed in one place. How many students do the accept each year, and what does the class profile look like? Also what is the best way to go about finding AAs or anest. MDs/DOs to shadow? Thanks!
Why not look into CRNA. AA is quite limited unless you know for a fact that you will only live in the states they are used.


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Oct 29, 2014
22
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Florida
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Pre-Medical
I am obtaining a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences and live in Florida, so AA makes much more sense under my circumstances. Thank you for your input.
 
OP
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Oct 29, 2014
22
4
Florida
Status
Pre-Medical
Why not look into CRNA. AA is quite limited unless you know for a fact that you will only live in the states they are used.


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I am obtaining a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences and live in Florida, so AA makes much more sense under my circumstances. Thank you for your input.
 
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I am obtaining a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences and live in Florida, so AA makes much more sense under my circumstances. Thank you for your input.
You may live in FL now...who knows in 10,20 years....also AAs cannot just practice in any hospital or any city in FL or for that matter any states that are "open" to AAs. States that have been open to AAs such as Ohio and Texas have had instances where new chief of anesthesia decided they just didn't want AAs anymore, and poof they are gone. Does that sound like job security?? I should know, bc I was at one such hospital in Texas.