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What are some unique skills and experience that are rare and critical in the medical industry? p.s preferably anesthesiologist

The reason for this question is because i want to have get an understanding of how the work environment might be, and also learn which skills would come in handy throughout medical school. #student #physician #anesthesiologist #assistant

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Hi Joel,

Anesthesiologists must undergo extensive formal training, devoting four years to a baccalaureate degree, four years to medical school and four years to a residency program:

-Program Levels in Anesthesiology: Master of Science, Doctor of Medicine.
-Pre requisites: Bachelor's degree.
-Program Length: Two years for the MS; six years for the MD, including residency.
-Other Requirements: A residency is generally required.

Anesthesiologists require years of training and experience before they can obtain their license. Some anesthesiology residency programs allow students to practice clinical situations on simulator-based equipment. Residency programs also teach students about basic operating room procedures, organ transplants, post-anesthesia care and equipment troubleshooting.

The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) issues certification in anesthesiology and anesthesiology sub-specialties. Applicants must possess a medical degree to qualify for the written and oral examination. Recertification must be completed every ten years.

The American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology (AOA) has 18 separate medical specialty certifications including anesthesiology. Applicants must pass a written and oral examination and be observed administering anesthesia in an operating room. In addition to the exam, applicants must maintain a minimum 120 hours of continuing medical education credits within a 3-year period. The AOA requires recertification every ten years.

Anesthesiologists need to be self-motivated and able to withstand long working hours. They also need managerial skills, since most anesthesiologists supervise certified nurse anesthesiologists and anesthesiology assistants. Additionally, since they work closely with other physicians and surgeons about treatment options, anesthesiologists must possess strong communication skills.


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Thank you comment icon Thank you Daniela, for taking time out of your busy schedule really means a great deal to me especially since there aren't that many people who are willing give the run through of medical school. Even the program levels, and the part were i would be required to have a medical degree to even be qualified for the written and oral testing. Joel
Thank you comment icon Joel, is a great joy and pleasure to contribute to the growth and professional training! Much success to you! Daniela Silva