Anesthesiologist?

Question:What do they do as an Anesthesiologist?What Degree do you need in order to become one?And what classes should you take?

Answers:
In the United States, anesthesiologists are physicians (MD or DO) who have chosen to specialize in anesthesiology. The majority of anesthesiologists in the United States have completed a four-year undergraduate college degree, including pre-medical requirements. Like other physicians, anesthesiologists complete four years of medical school. However, several medical schools offer a six year program following high school. The first two years fulfill the pre-medical requirements, and the following four years are the traditional medical education. After medical school, a physician choosing anesthesiology as his or her specialty has historically completed a year of internship and then three years of residency. Prior to circa 1985, the residency was two years following internship. Today physician training programs in the United States without exception require four years of residency training for board certification eligibility in the specialty of anesthesiology (usually one year of general medical or surgical training followed by three years of clinical anesthesiology training under the tutelage of experienced anesthesiologists, usually faculty at medical school hospitals). Today, after graduating high school, physicians specializing in anesthesiology complete at least ten to twelve years of education and training prior to becoming eligible for board-certification.

Anesthesiology residency training encompasses a full scope of perioperative medicine, including pre-operative medical evaluation, management of pre-existing disease in the surgical patient, intraoperative life support, intraoperative pain control, post-operative recovery, intensive care medicine, and chronic and acute pain management. After residency, many anesthesiologists complete an additional fellowship year of subspecialty training in areas such as pain management, cardiac anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, neuro anesthesiology, obstetric anesthesiology or critical care medicine.

Physician training in anesthesiology in other developed countries is similar to that in the United States. In the United Kingdom, anesthesiologists in are called "anesthetists" or "anaesthesiologists." In England, training is overseen by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Anaesthesiologists in the United Kingdom are doctors who have completed a five-year undergraduate training program. They usually enter anaesthesiology from other specialties, such as medicine or accident and emergency. Specialist training then takes at least seven years. It is overseen by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. In Australaia and New Zealand, training is overseen by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

It is important to note that the term "anesthetist" in the United States usually but not always refers to nurses who have specialized training in the provision of anesthesia care. Registered nurses who complete a masters degree training program in nurse anesthesia are called "nurse anesthetists" or "certified registered nurse anesthetists" (CRNAs). The term "anesthetist" in the United States can also refer to anesthesiology assistants (AAs), who have completed a training degree program in anesthesia care. CRNAs and AAs usually provide anesthesia care under the direction or supervision of an anesthesiologist. CRNAs can also practice under a surgeon.

The majority of anesthesiologists in the United States are board-certified by a specialty medical board; either the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) or the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology (AOBA). The ABA is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, while the AOBA falls under the auspices of the American Osteopathic Association. Both Boards are recognized by the major insurance underwriters in the U.S. as well as by all branches of the U.S. Uniformed Services. Board certification by the ABA involves both a written and an oral examination. AOBA certification requires the same, in addition to a practical examination with examining physicians observing the applicant actually administering anesthetics in the O.R.

Salaries for Anesthesiologists in the US are amongst the highest for physician specialists. The mean annual salary for an anesthesiologist in the United States in 2006 was $184,340
An anesthesiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in anesthesia. You need to take a lot of bio/chem course in college and get admited to medical school. Once that is completed you do a residency in anesthesiology (a 4(6) year residency).
heres a bit of information that should help you...

http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majo...
anesthesiologist are those who are incharge to put people to sleep during a surgery. They also work to help people relieve lower back pains. All they do is inject some "fillers" intot he spine.

you have to become a doctor and then go to school again to become a specialist. then you are a anesthesiologist.
http://www.pre-med.info

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