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How do I become a anesthesiologist ?

I wish to become an anesthesiologist and I’m not sure what the best path for me to achieve that would be ? What should I major in ? #college-major #anesthesiologist

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Vicki’s Answer

When wanting to attend medical school, keep in mind that they typically want young candidates with a high Undergraduate GPA, like a 3.75 or higher, and high scores on the MCAT (medical college admissions test). You do NOT have to have an Undergraduate degree in science. Many students have other degrees to keep a high GPA. Then they take the additional Undergraduate courses required by the medical school. Be sure to go to the website of each medical school to see their Undergraduate course requirements. Good medical schools post the GPA, major, and undergrad degree of the latest students accepted.

It is advisable to pick an undergraduate degree that you love, because medical school is extremely competitive; so just in case you do not get accepted, you have a degree in a career that you can pursue and be happy.

You can also study for the MCAT early in your freshman and sophomore years in college to ensure you will make a good score.

Khan Academy has a wonderful, FREE review.

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat

There may also be medical school preparatory programs at your university or in your state that help prepare qualified students for medical school. 

When Googling, use a reputable source, such as US News and World Report.

https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools

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Aj’s Answer

Becoming a anesthesiologist will take up to 13 years but it’s well worth it average salary in Texas is $600,000 for a board certified anesthesiologist but it’s not all about the money it’s about helping patients get better

Aj recommends the following next steps:

First you need a undergraduate degree
Then 4 years to get your bachelors in anesthesia
Then 4 to 6 more years of medical school
Then 3 to 5 years of residency
Then become certified
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