Tag: medical school

The physician anesthesiologist vs. CRNA debate

Why is this even a debate? It seems to me that the CRNA-led debate is financial… once you tease through all the fluff. So here’s some literature I found: Evidence-based review did NOT find nurse anesthetists’ care equal to that of physician anesthesiologists Unsupervised anesthesia care by a nurse anesthetist is a threat to patient

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Not everything is taught in med school

I came across this excerpt from Atul Gawande while browsing the TED articles. What doctors don’t learn about death and dying It made me realize that only the basic factoids for a foundation in medicine are taught in medical school.  The article should open the eyes of my peers; it is ok to accept and understand

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IS ANESTHESIA A CUSHY SPECIALTY?

Originally posted on The anesthesia consultant :
Cover image of The House of God Samuel Shem’s classic novel/satire of medicine, The House of God (published in 1978, more than two million copies sold), follows protagonist Dr. Roy Basch as he struggles through his year as an internal medicine intern. A second physician recommends Basch switch careers…

Best Anesthesia Programs

Taken from a 2003 post on studentdoctors.net: Here is a previous post from a year ago that may give you an idea regarding the so-called “best anesthesia programs”: “Academic anesthesiologists I have spoken to generally seem to stratify the outstanding programs into 3 tiers… 1) Best of the best: JHU, MGH, UCSF 2) Considered to

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The anesthesiologist vs. CRNA debate ends here.

This website defines the essence of physician care in the field of anesthesiology. Want to know what separates an anesthesiologist from an anesthetist? Check out the link. Plus, it lists tips on what to ask and what to bring for your upcoming surgery. http://www.doctorbyyourside.org/Get-The-Facts.aspx My own thoughts on this debate