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....anyone currently practicing this type of anesthesia/ in fellowship etc..? I have only recently become aware that this is , in fact, an anesthesia fellowship and it sounds fascinating....any input would be greatly appreciated !
 

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divinemsm said:
....anyone currently practicing this type of anesthesia/ in fellowship etc..? I have only recently become aware that this is , in fact, an anesthesia fellowship and it sounds fascinating....any input would be greatly appreciated !

Not usually necessary. I finished my residency and went right into a very busy cardiovascular practice along with all other general anesthesia cases. I really don't see the need for a fellowship unless you didn't get to do many in training.
 

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divinemsm said:
....anyone currently practicing this type of anesthesia/ in fellowship etc..? I have only recently become aware that this is , in fact, an anesthesia fellowship and it sounds fascinating....any input would be greatly appreciated !
Many fellowships available, but it is not ACGME recognized like pain or ccm.
 
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....thanks for the replies...the next question is then, does the fact that the fellowships are not ACGME recognized lend them less " legitimacy " so to speak? Is it generally accepted within the field that you segue into this specialty mainly by experience alone ?
 

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although not acgme recognized...many jobs require them...go figure.
 

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The training, aside from its obvious benefits in providing in depth cardiac experience, is a good mark to have on your CV and as Military said, some places require it to practice CV anesthesia. I did the CA-3 kind of cardiac fellowship and found the TEE training and the understanding of CV physiology needed to make sense of TEE to be invaluable.
 

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The training, aside from its obvious benefits in providing in depth cardiac experience, is a good mark to have on your CV and as Military said, some places require it to practice CV anesthesia. I did the CA-3 kind of cardiac fellowship and found the TEE training and the understanding of CV physiology needed to make sense of TEE to be invaluable.

UT brings up a good point. I did 6 months of pain in residency and when I was finished I was ready to practice it in the private world. I did 40% pain in my first job and I don't care to do any more. But thats another thread. If you can do an extended period of time in one field CV, peds, whatever, during your 3 years, then you may not need to do a fellowship. I don't think you need a whole year to learn CV etc. But if there is a board cert exam in the specialty(ie: pain) , you won't be able to sit for it without a fellowship.
 
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