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I was wondering if someone with a strong interest in anesthesiology but who is just ok at physiology should consider another field? In other words, if I bring the enthusiasm to a residency program, can I count on the program to really teach me the physiology if I don't already know it like the back of my hand?
 

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I'm sure you could learn, but why anesthesia? It doesn't look like a good specialty for you. It's like me not liking kids and going into pediatrics. It doesn't make sense.
 

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I wouldn't sweat it.

Lots of people like anesthesia because they like physiology, but there are many other good reasons to like anesthesia. Could be that putting physiology in the context of anesthesia, something you're very interested in, is all you need to master it.

Any residency assumes and requires a basic grasp of physiology. Plenty of time as a resident to fine tune the details.