1. PeonyLeaf

    SoCal Anesthesia WAMC

    (Yes I'm aware there's a WAMC superthread. It hasn't been posted to in months) M3 from the Deep South. Definitely want to get out of the Southeast and have family friends in LA. Loved the area ever since I was a kid and want to go out there for my career. Step 1: 239 Clerkship grades: All...
  2. L

    PGY1 rethinking choosing anesthesia

    PGY-1 really worried about going into anesthesia. I really enjoyed anesthesia as a medical student but after doing my rotations in the ICU I’m starting to think I made a terrible choice for my personality. I didn’t realize how much ICU is a part of anesthesia and I’m at a program where we do 2...
  3. P

    real trouble with rank list

    Having trouble making my rank list after my #1. Wanted some input on experiences people have had with the following residencies: Cleveland Clinic UPMC UFlorida Sinai NYU Wake Forest Hopkins WashU UTSW UTMB In particular, I feel pretty equally about WashU, UPMC, Cleveland, and Hopkins.
  4. halmoni

    Competitiveness of GAS vs. IM?

    I've been considering going into either gas or IM, but my main goal is to match back to California to take care of my family. Does anyone have any insight into whether matching into gas or IM would be easier for SoCal?
  5. M

    Intraop analgesia

    I have seen and heard so many ways to treat analgesia during surgery. I understand that it often depends on the type of surgery and the patient, but I often hear the same few strategies and I was curious what everyone else does? Lets say for your typical Laparoscopic assisted Total hysterectomy...
  6. L

    Advice on Schooling for an Anesthesiologist

    Good Evening all, I am an aspiring Anesthesiologist, and am having some trouble with figuring out school. I was just advised I do not need a nursing degree to get into Medical school and can get my bachelors degree in anything. I would love some feedback on what you got your degree in or any...
  7. M

    Anesthetic preferences in cataract surgery?

    Hi there, I'm trying to get an idea of fellow ophthalmologists surgical preferences with cataract. Trying to work out which anesthesia method is most popular and I've devised a <5min survey. Could anyone please fill it out: A very short survey of anesthetic preferences in cataract cases Thank...
  8. D

    NYU Brooklyn

    Does anyone know literally anything about this residency program? It’s formerly known as Lutheran. NYU says residents get the “same degree” as residents at the Manhattan location but everyone I speak to says they lab to rank the Brooklyn track much much lower than the Manhattan track. If any...
  9. G

    New MS3 in need of help- interested in anesthesiology

  10. bangity

    Virtual Reality in Medicine and Surgery (Free Educational VR360 Resources)

    Hi all, My name is Bang Quach. I am a 4th year Oral & Maxillofacial resident at University of Florida-Jacksonville. The VRiMS is a new training program for residents/trainees that utilize VR Headsets (360 videos) recorded using the Insta360 camera, using YouTube as a host, and viewed using the...
  11. slewis_nymc

    Anesthesiology Residency Application Virtual Forum - August 25th, 6PM EST

    In response to this year's unique application cycle, the ASA Delegates of the New York Medical College AIG are organizing a Q&A session with several program directors in our area. The goal is to provide anesthesiology residency applicants with an opportunity to get to know a variety of programs...
  12. slewis_nymc

    Anesthesiology Residency Application Virtual Forum - August 25th, 6PM EST

    In response to this year's unique application cycle, the ASA Delegates of the New York Medical College AIG are organizing a Q&A session with several program directors in our area. The goal is to provide anesthesiology residency applicants with an opportunity to get to know a variety of programs...
  13. Z

    US anesthesiology residency - transition to UK

    Hi, I am currently in a US anesthesiology residency with possible plans for fellowship afterwards. While my hope is to work in the US after training, I have personal reasons that make me want to keep the option open of moving to the UK (where I am allowed to live and work) in the future. From...
  14. NVO

    Couples Matched into Anesthesiology - AMA

    I remember lurking on the forums back when I was in undergrad applying to med schools. Then in my OMS3 year, SDN and Reddit became my pseudo-advisors when my school assigned me an FM attending as my residency advisor. I figure now that I'm quarantined with all travel plans canceled, all online...
  15. F

    OMFS Internship Opportunities - POST HERE ONLY

    I know this time of year, everyone is trying to figure out exactly how they want to fill out their rank list, but I just want to take the time to post a little about my experiences at my OMFS internship so that those of you not fortunate enough to MATCH will be aware of the opportunities...
  16. dmk5n

    Anesthetic Management of Patients With Suspected or Confirmed 2019 Novel Coronavirus Infection During Emergency Procedures This was sent to me from neighbor who works at the CDC, would like to get some thoughts... Are you developing protocols or have them in place? We have two Covid-19 patients in ICU. Matter of time till it spreads.
  17. M

    Chin Lift or Jaw Thrust for Upper Airway Obstruction?

    Hello everyone! I am a masters Biomedical Engineering student working on a project to develop a device to be used when an upper airway obstruction occurs and I am curious about some of the current methods. I would appreciate your honest answers to the following questions: 1) Do you find chin...
  18. Propo Sapiens

    Anesthesia OSCE’s help

    Is there any sort of resource or grading rubric available for the OSCE? I passed the SOE no problem but failed the OSCE not once but twice. Everyone says to just use the ABA guide and that it’s a piece of cake...but I really don’t know what it is I’m doing wrong. When the report came back I was...
  19. Mr.Popo'sDentist

    MD & DO Considering CNRA's came to be in 1956 and so far MD/DO Gas docs are making more and have stable employment, where did the negativity come from?

    I see a lot of depressing threads from 2006/2009/2012 etc. about Gas or Anesthesiology losing jobs and being paid less, but the statistics seem to say otherwise. Its 2019 and: Automation doesn't look like it happening any time soon...
  20. G

    Cook County Anesthesia Elective - Experience

    Just finishing my last week of anesthesia at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, thought I would share my current thoughts about the rotation. At first glance being overwhelmed in a big city with a busy patient population I couldn't feel more welcome by the residents here. The relationship...
  21. K

    selling big blue

    Selling Big Blue! All 3 volumes for $100! Gently used for written anesthesia boards review.
  22. N

    CA-1 Anesthesia Position NYC

    Looking to change fields into anesthesia. Anyone know of any CA-1 spots for July 2020 in the NYC Area? Went to an allopathic Med school in NY and matched to my top-ranked program in the area. After a year, I realized it isn’t for me...explored a few subspecialties within my field, but still...
  23. J

    How screwed am I for this disorderly conduct charge?

    M2 here, looking for some advice/input because SDN can be brutally honest and I think that’s what I need right now. In college, I received a citation for disorderly conduct (not a felony, not a misdemeanor) due to having a small amount of marijuana in my possession. It was a stupid thing that I...
  24. J

    Drop in Step 2 CK

    Hey SDN! I'm a 4th year DO student from an established DO school applying anesthesiology this year and was pretty bummed when I received my step 2 score back. I'm wondering how much my drop in step 2 will affect my application and if I should apply to a backup specialty. Fortunately, I was able...
  25. D

    How to go about applying to transitional year vs. prelim medicine programs?

    Hi all, Current M4 here planning on going into anesthesia. So I have been trying to figure out how go about applying to transitional years vs prelim medicine programs, and am having trouble finding information online. It seems that TY years are more "cush," but at the same time, I will have to...
  26. A

    "Big Blu" and "Ranger Blue" Audio and Books, the most recent edition

    If anyone interested, I have the recent "Big Blue" complete audio, and "Ranger Blue" complete audio and book, to sell. If you are interested send me a message.
  27. T

    Temple Anesthesiology Residency

    Hi Everyone! Temple anesthesia chief residents here. We wanted to open up a thread to tell you about our program, as well as answer any questions that you may have. Temple University Hospital is a major academic center that performs a wide variety of cases in every surgical discipline...
  28. G

    Chances for Top anesthesia programs

    I’m a MS4 applying for anesthesia residency this September. Step 1 is 242 and step 2 CK is 238. 4 non-anesthesia related publications in journals. Several volunteer activities in med school. I attend a private mid tier school in the south. I’d ideally like to go to a top 20-30 anesthesia...
  29. KatiaRayanna

    CRNA Or Anesthesiologist ? Should I Transition ?

    Hi Guys !! I'm Currently In College For Nursing. I Want To Be An Anesthesiologist, But When I Jobshadowed One & An CRNA. CRNA Makes The Same Amount Of Money As An Anesthesiologist, The Only Difference Is One Is A Nurse & The Other Is A Doctor. CRNA Is Less Education Years As Well. My Plan Was To...
  30. Taverly

    Is anesthesia D.O. friendly?

    Is anesthesia D.O. friendly or will I have to kill boards to get a shot?
  31. H

    Anesthesia elective

    Can you please help me find an elective/clerkship in Anesthesia. I still didn't apply for a program as most universities require Step1 scores or do not accept international visiting students. If you know any program please let me know
  32. N

    Do I need to take Step 2 CK before applying for anesthesia residency?

    Hi all, For those of you who have been through the match process for anesthesia, I was wondering, is it necessary to take Step 2 CK before applying? I have a relatively strong Step 1 score (248) and am worried that I may not do as well on Step 2 CK. I know that taking it can help bolster a weak...
  33. S

    Position Swap PGY1 swap IM to anesthesia

    Matched into IM categorial in FL (university program). Looking to swap into anesthesia (any location). If interested please message me. Thank you
  34. d-dimer

    TY Electives to Prep for CA-1

    How many months of anesthesia do you recommend for pgy-1 as a TY? How about other useful electives? Extra month of cardiology, IM Wards or IM clinic? Or should I go for easier electives like radiology, derm, rheum, non-surgical ortho to study for Step 3? Thanks in advance
  35. FlapJack

    DO student looking to do Anesthesia

    Hello, I am having a lot of trouble figuring out which programs would be a good fit for my competitiveness. I am a OMSIII attending a DO school in California. I am applying to GAS residencies this fall. Step1-233, Level1-570. Step/Level2-July. Working on one publication. I completed an...
  36. K

    Position Wanted PGY1 Internal Medicine in Chicago looking for position in Houston, TX or surroundings.

    Hi! I am about to finish my IM PGY-1 year in a very nice, university-affiliated-community hospital with a great working environment, 0 scutwork, amazingly manageable workload (minimum levels of stress), amazing nursing and ancillary staff, and even better faculty. Looking to transfer to...
  37. Python Forever

    Matching Anesthesiology/Gen Surg. - MD vs. DO?

    Sorry if I'm posting this on the wrong forum. I'm a nontrad premed who's been shadowing some doctors/physicians, and both anesthesia and general surgery had me captivated. Based purely on my shadowing experiences, if I'm fortunately enough to land a medical school acceptance, I'd like to...
  38. S

    OB Anesthesia fellowship

    I'm a CA1 at a midwest program. I just recently did my first OB rotation, and I really loved it. I know that our OB department is rather odd in that there does not seem to great communication b/w the OBs and the anesthesia, and is overall slightly dysfunctional. I was hoping that some ppl...
  39. K

    Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship 2020-2021 ACCM

    Hey all, Just wanted to get a thread started for all of us applying right now. Feel free to share any info you have on programs! Anyone interview at UPenn, UCLA, Michigan, OHSU or Vandy yet? Have limited time and I can't interview at all of them, so I was wondering if anyone had any feedback...
  40. S

    For Sale Anesthesia Oral Board prep

    For sale: Board stiff Three by Chistopher Gallagher DVD unopened, tiny tear in bottom of spine, pencil writing on 2 pages. "good" condition. Lange Anesthesiology Oral Board Flash Cards by Jeff Gadsen and Dean Jones Used once, "excellent" condition. The Essential Oral Board Review 3rd edition...