Guys, I?m a second year DO student who?s interested in anesthesiology. I?ve been interested in gas even when it was unpopular since I?ve seen much of the job growing up (my old man is a surgeon). Given the marked increase in popularity of anesthesia recently, it has begun to concern me about my ability to obtain a decent match in this specialty since I go to a school that consistently does very mediocre in the match. I only ask for your help b/c our advising is non-existent in the 1st 2 years. What do I need to do to become competitive for the match? Research? Work at the anesthesia department? Any ideas? Since most of the folks who post in this section are residents, interns, or 4th years in the application season right now, I figure this is the most appropriate location to post this thread. I?m not getting any answers from my school. And by the time we get any sort of advising, I fear it will be too late. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! I?m especially interested in how my fellow DO?s have prepared for the match. Drusso? Old Man Dave?