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Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by Tan Son Nhat, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. Tan Son Nhat

    Tan Son Nhat Member
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    I have seen many doctors trained in both anesthesiology and internal medicine lately. Much more than I expected. After searching, I don't think there are any combined programs. Was there such a program in the past or doctors just decided to do both?

    Anyways, I'm interested in possibly doing both. Just wanted to hear yall's input.
     
  2. jc237

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    I've never seen a doctor who trained in both.

    The combined programs don't make sense to me. IM and anes docs do different things in different settings. Either you do one or the other. I would do anes, just to be safe :D

    I've seen many who were categorical IM but jump ship after one year or two years.
     
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    I'm not aware of any combined programs, but I do know a number of folks who completed training in both programs.

    I personally think it is a good idea. The anesthesiologist is essentially the internist for the surgical patient during the perioperative period.
     
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    You havent seen enough anesthesiologists then. :p At every program (at least that I've seen) there are at least one faculty double-boarded in IM/Gas, often more. I have also run into OB/Anes, Peds/Anes and even one Surgery(!)/Anes

    On that note, one of the attendings at Vanderbilt trained in IM, did an extra chief year, followed that up with Anesthesia and then did a CT fellowship. Thats 8 years people. Obviously shes smarter than anyone I know, but I havent asked her yet what that extra training does for her.
     
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    The chairman of CHOP anesthesia is board certified in peds, peds cardiology, anesthesia and did fellowship in peds then got an MBA
     

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