What’s the education needed to become an Anesthesiologist?
I am a 10th grader and have just gone through the process of planning out what I want to do for my next year in high school. I’ve been talking with my counselor about what path I want to take and have decided on Medical. I want to be an Anesthesiologist in the future but I do not know what exactly I need to do in order to be one.
Well first of all there are so many different majors to choose from. There is not one specific one you need to apply to medical school, some school counselors even advice to steer clear from the "basic" majors such as biology and chemistry, this will allow you to stand out in med school applications. Because you can apply to medical school with any major, you need to make sure you have all the prerequisites complete and for the most part it will be the same across the board.
College biology with laboratory, one year
General college chemistry with laboratory, one year
Organic chemistry with laboratory, one semester (4 semester hours) are required.
Calculus and/or statistics, one year
Biochemistry. Three or 4 semester hours are required. Lab is not required.
General college physics with laboratory, one year
And a Humanities Course such as Psych, Sociology, etc
Best of luck!