Spotlight on Specialties

  • “Very few people fully understand what anesthesiologists do,” says Michelle Au, M.D., a staff anesthesiologist with Physician Specialists in Anesthesiology at St. Joseph’s Hospital, a tertiary care community hospital in Atlanta. “This includes medical professionals as well as laypeople.”

    Mark A. Singleton, M.D., an adjunct clinical professor of anesthesiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif., and chair of the American Society of Anesthesiology’s (ASA’s) committee on pediatric anesthesia, agrees. “Patients generally have no idea the complexity nor the effort behind their anesthetic, as indicated by the phrase ‘Just put me out doc.’”

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  • Anesthesiologist in Operating Room

Match Corner

  • Football player kicking a football

    It’s late September in your senior year. You’ve submitted your ERAS application, and you’re finishing sub-internships and core requirements when the first of (hopefully) many offers for residency interview arrives. As you prioritize your myriad interview date options and begin the somewhat arduous task of creating travel arrangements, you should also begin preparing for your interview conversations.

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  • Women interviewing with two men

    Preparing and practicing your responses to interview questions is key to interviewing success. Several questions often asked by interviewers trip up applicants who haven’t prepared for them. How you answer these questions can leave a quite positive — or negative — impression on the program interviewers. Here’s advice for answering these questions effectively so you can maximize your chance for success.

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