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Why Did You Become An Anesthesiologist Instead Of A CRNA?

I had a site commentator ask this important question yesterday. Let me preface my response by saying that I don’t intend to compare physician anesthesiologists to nurse anesthetists in any capacity. We both have our respective roles in the team-based approach to perioperative care. My decision to pursue anesthesiology was made …

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Looking Back At 2016

Looking back at 2016, I hit several milestones as an anesthesiology resident. I was selected as a chief resident, matched to an incredible institution to begin my fellowship journey in summer 2017, and visited Chicago for the first time to attend my first ASA national meeting. Overall, 2016 was a pretty amazing year …

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Finished With My Senior Presentation!

About six weeks ago, I blogged about how I chose to look at the evidence-based challenges to several dogmas in anesthesiology as my senior presentation. There are countless topics I could have chosen to cover in this presentation (the efficacy of cricoid pressure, vasoactive agents during free-flap repairs, factors in …

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