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Amadeus

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How did you get interested in Anesthesia? Any thoughts about the field would be appreciated...forget about the crna issues.
 

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great specialty very fun and interactive the only speacialty in medicine to consider....... Pick your residency wisely
 

jayhawk premed

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Anethesia happens to be one of the areas I am interested in myself. I had a lot of exposure to anesthesia as a corpsman in the Navy. I worked as an OR tech, anesthesia tech, and obstetrical surgical tech.

The things I like about anesthesia: technical aspect, constant interaction with new patients, great schedule, nice income, variety of cases, and an abundance of moonlighting opportunities.

The things that I might not like about anesthesia:
Once the cases start, you are kind of sitting on your butt doing nothing, except for that 1% of the time when you are dealing with an unstable patient. The call schedule can be rough depending upon the group you work with or the hospital's policies regarding in-house call. Getting called up to the surgical floors every time a nurse can't get an IV started.

It's a great field, and I doubt that CRNAs are going to gain independence anytime soon.

Best of luck to you.
 
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