Yeah I'm not sure if the front loaded didatic portion for NSU is good or bad. On the one hand, if you don't know any book stuff, a lot of the clinical rotation experiences might go over your head. But on the other hand, its during the clinical experience where you really learn. BUt I think that is the way it is in med school you gain a foundation of physiology and anatomy for 4 years and then you do 4 years of residency where you really "learn." But there is a difference between AA and med school students... they have a strong foundation of base line knowledge so that when their clinical preceptor tells them something then they get it without having to start from square one. I'm not saying that in the 6 months at NSU didactic portion that you'll know everything there is to know to truly understand the "why" certain things are done in anesthesia, but at least it's something. I mean I don't work in an OR right now so my shadowing was the first time ever, and I'll be honest, even though the anesthesiologist tried to explain things to me, alot went right over my head because I don't have that baseline understanding. At Emory I was told that pretty much everyone had 1 or 2 job offers before graduation but not 4-6 like a few years ago. I was told the same at NSU, the main reasons being: low class rank and inflexibility as to where people want are willing to work. There are jobs you just have to be willing to go where they are. Emory class size is about 40 and nsu is about 50. I really don't know, I wish that there were clearer differences among the programs or who knows maybe they are all more or less the same and equal.