An anesthesiologist is a physician who provides anesthesia for patients undergoing surgical, obstetric, diagnostic or therapeutic procedures while monitoring the patient’s condition and supporting vital organ functions. The anesthesiologist also diagnoses and treats acute, chronic and/or cancer pain as well as provides resuscitation and medical management for patients with critical illnesses and severe injuries.
Every specialty has unique factors they want each candidate to have in their residency application. NRMP conducts regular Program Director surveys to identify which parts of the residency application are most important in differing specialties. Among the information gathered, Program Directors were asked to cite factors they used to select candidates for interviews. They were also asked to rate each factor on a scale from 1 (least important) to 5 (most important).
|Total Training||4 years: Requires a preliminary year in internal, critical care, emergency, or family medicine; general surgery or any surgical specialty; pediatrics; obstetrics and gynecology; neurology; or any combination of these|
|Average Residency Salary||$58,527.68|
|Average Physician Salary||$405,000|
|Average Physician Work Week||61 Hours|
|Peak Interview Months||November-January|
|Key Organizations and Societies:||American Board of Anesthesiology American Association of AnesthesiologyAmerican Osteopathic College of AnesthesiologistsAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Association of University Anesthesiologists Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Society for Education in Anesthesia Society for Technology in Anesthesia|