Figured out you can do the poll after submission.
I got into and argument with one of my classmates about who would be the better anesthesia provider immediately after school. the Anesthesia resident or the SRNA?
He says they do what we do but for 3 years and get to do everything. We get to watch the residents doing hearts and heads when we go offsite or that's the rumor.
I say we are as competent but b/c of the program we went too, we don't get all the skills that they get to in our program.
Do programs let SRNAs do everything the resident does? This I think is a pitfall with the requirements of graduation as some of the skills is acceptable by watching only and by practicing on dummies. Not to say that my program doesn't lets us do a lot, it's just that when we go offsite we can't do what the most of the residents do b/c the resident wants to do the case.
Did others find themselves playing catch-up trying to get cases after graduation? Did you guys get training into sub-specialties once graduating?