What advice would you give someone considering becoming an anesthesiologist?
I am a senior looking into the medical field. It has always interested me. I initially wanted to be a surgeon, but now I have been really focused and set on becoming n anesthesiologist. #anesthesiologist, #doctor
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Active listening, critical thinking, and sound judgment and decision making are all important skills of anesthesiologists. Their detailed knowledge about internal medicine, surgical stress and medications makes them indispensable in the operating room.
Before attending medical school to become an anesthesiologist, a student must have a bachelor's degree. This undergraduate degree can be in any discipline but a background in the natural sciences, especially biology, is essential. Strength in chemistry, mathematics, physics and English is also needed.
Anesthesiology is a great field of medicine. You need to be intelligent and quick on your feet. You will be incorporating procedures with deep knowledge of medications and how they interact. Much of anesthesiology is routine: putting healthy patients to sleep for routine surgeries without complications. However, when emergencies arise, anesthesiologists are critical in stabilizing patients for emergency procedures. They also perform epidurals for deliveries and cesarean sections, so they get a lot of variety.