The Specialist Series

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology has become an increasingly popular and competitive specialty.  There's a lot more to it than "putting patients to sleep."  It's highly engaging, requiring a broad range of expertise and clinical knowledge.  An anesthesiologist has to be constantly alert to minor change in a patient's status that could mean the difference between life and death. There are also numerous fellowships available for those looking to further specialize their practice.

Anesthesiology has become popular, in part due to the high pay, high job flexibility, and wide variety of options available to fit any practice style.  

This field has evolved dramatically since its inception.  There are many opportunities for procedures, clinical medicine, and urgent/emergent care.

There are also a number of fellowships available, including pediatric and cardiac anesthesiology, pain management, and OB/GYN.

If you want to go into full-time critical care, this could be a good option for you.  Many surgical intensive care units are run by anesthesiologists.  

If you like complex problem-solving, the rough-and-tumble world of emergency care, and procedure-oriented practice, anesthesiology might be perfect for you!

Check out the guest articles from some amazing physicians below.  If you'd like to submit your own post, just send an email to editor@thescopeofpractice.com for more information.  Enjoy!

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If you're a current or aspiring Anesthesiologist, you'll love these articles on the discipline of Anesthesiology.

Why Do Physicians Make Less Money than They Earn? (A Perspective of an Anesthesiologist)

Editor’s Note: Dr. Sunny Vig is an anesthesiologist who blogs at youbethree.com.  She has a lot of great insights into best practices for business.  While her specific clinical experience is primarily in anesthesiology, her insights on business are broadly applicable to the medical profession more generally.  Physicians make less money than they earn, and it’s […]

How Do You Get Paid in Anesthesiology?: Private Practice vs Academic Medicine

Editor’s Note: Dr. Sunny Vig is an anesthesiologist who blogs at youbethree.com.  She has a lot of great insights into best practices for business.  While her specific clinical experience is primarily in anesthesiology, her insights on business are broadly applicable to the medical profession more generally.  This is a great discussion about the difference in […]

Why an MD/MBA Makes Sense (Especially for an Anesthesiologist)

Editor’s Note: Dr. Sunny Vig is an anesthesiologist who blogs at youbethree.com.  She has a lot of great insights into best practices for business.  While her specific clinical experience is primarily in anesthesiology, her insights on business are broadly applicable to the medical profession more generally.  This analysis of the value of an MD/MBA degree […]

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became an Anesthesiologist

Editor’s note: Dr. Charles Cochran is an anesthesiologist who writes the highly useful and popular blog Life of a Med Student. I’ve posted a couple of articles on his site, and he offered to share some of his wisdom in return.  If you’re thinking of a career in anesthesiology, you definitely will get some inspiration […]
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