Just wondering if anyone has firsthand experience or knows of a colleague who is practicing anesthesia in Asia, such as China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. I tried doing a search on google and sdn but nothing really came up. My wife is from there and I was just curious if it's doable, especially if one works with the expat population who say they prefer US trained physicians. Although, I'm not sure what anesthesiologists trained in US can provide, unless we're talking about some pain management clinic. What would be the working lifestyle, environment (CRNAs?) and salary be like overseas? I don't mind making less, since some areas might have lower cost of living and less taxes. What's more important to me is that compensation is somewhat comparable, i.e. lower salary but also fewer working hours. Obviously I wouldn't want to work 80 hour weeks as an attending making considerably less than I would be in the US. Or is it not even worth considering given the amount of training it requires in medical school and residency in US, debt, on top of recertification abroad?