Just a lowly medical student here considering anesthesia among other specialties. One concern I possibly have is finding a job close to where I am from. I grew up in a very rural mountainous area on the east half of the US, and have looked on the websites of several hospitals within 50 miles of my hometown. It seems as if none of them have more than 50 beds, and only about half have surgical services for patients. I would think this would mean very few jobs for anesthesia in the area. Does anyone have any experiences or thoughts with rural areas/small hospitals and anesthesia? I am not opposed to working in a bigger city, but would like to have the option to return close to home one day and still continue my profession. Thanks.