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One of the main functions of the Anesthesiologist is to safely guide the patient through the intra-operative period with both pre-and post-operative management being equally as important.  The field demands a solid knowledge of physiology and pharmacology, as well as familiarity with surgical and medical principles.  Anesthesiologists also are involved outside the operating room in the Labor Suite, Intensive Care Unit, and pain management.  Both Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Management represent subspecialties of Anesthesiology with a high demand.  Training may also be completed in areas such as cardiac, neurologic, obstetric, pediatric, and regional anesthesia.

School Required Sub-I Category:

Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Medicine or Pediatrics with the inpatient experience of Family Medicine, Medicine, or Pediatrics recommended.

Department Required Courses:

Critical Care:  Surgical, Medical, or Neurological are acceptable

Highly Recommended:

Pain Pediatric Anesthesia
Pulmonary Medicine
Palliative Care


Research in Anesthesia

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