After reading most of these reveiws Im utterly disgusted. For one, these reveiws are creating a stigma that not only affect Sanford-Brown Institute, but all of its graduates as well. I read 10 reviews and only 1 was a positive one that was actually an accurate assessment. This school does exactly what it is designed to do which is educate and cultivate positive, efficient, reliable healthcare workers who are driven goal oriented adults who hold accountability for all of their actions. Since leaving this school I have held numerous positions in some of NJ's top hospitals (Operating Rooms) and most often times simultaneously held separate positions at surgery centers at the request of the surgeons who own them. While I may have been lucky to get an employment offer after my first interview two weeks after graduation, it was not done without the diligence i put forth in properly researching job opportunities for months prior to graduation and making sure I had an impressive resume and proper interviewing techniques upon walking in the door. Bottom line, Sanford-Brown Institute treats students accordingly and they uphold a moral code that many of the staff hold dear to their heart (since they are healthcare workers themselves CST's, R.N.'s M.D.'s etc.) which is "patient safety." They are not going to assist you if you are a slacker and lack diligence and tenacity for truly seeking education so that you can strive to be the best and represent the school properly. They are not going to babysit anyone....they are going to treat you the same way you will be treated once entering the field of medicine. With that being said as soon as you express poor character, judgement/disinterest in learning they become disinterested in you. They do exactly what they are suppose to do which is prepare you for an entry level position. Once starting my first position I scrubbed surgical procedures on my own after a week to two weeks of the projected 3 month training period. Before my probation period was over I was already taking "call" which means that the facility is confident that you can scrub any emergency case on your own. This was all due to the training I received at Sanford-Brown Institute and my externship period which is substantially longer and exposes you to a lot more cases than most other schools. They never promised job placement although they do offer plenty of assistance with providing students with the necessary tools in order to gain employment on their own. It is true, it is extremely difficult to get into the field of medicine in any discipline without experience, however if you are a go-getter and take the necessary steps in trying to get in and show undeniable interest for patient care and passion for learning, you will get a job. You have to remember, you are not paying for a job, you are paying for an education in hopes of getting your dream job just like any other facility of higher learning. There is not one college or university that guarantees a job upon graduation. You have to set yourself up from day one for success be 10 steps ahead, for example get a voluntary/temporary/permanent position in central sterile processing while attending school to assist with learning instrumentation and sterilization processes. Make your resume look enticing once finished with school these types of things separate the Men from the boys and the Women from the girls people. Take accountability for your successes and your failures. As an update, due to Sanford-Brown Institute sparking my thirst for intellect, I have obtained my associates degree in Health Science and plan to continue for my bachelors degree in the Health Sciences as well. I hold the qualifications to teach surgical technology and is considering taking on a teaching position while I finish my degree. Moreover, Im experienced enough to work at any hospital or surgery center in the country since I have scrubbed just about every discipline of surgery with the exception of open heart. There are endless possibilities as to where I may end up and its all due to the initial challenge and education Sanford-Brown Institute gave me. Finally, I am not making these transitions because I was unsuccessful after school I make a generous salary and negotiate my salary based off of my extensive experience....Im doing this because of how successful I have been and the desire to become an even better asset to the healthcare industry.