Thursday, March 3, 2016
The Perilous Journey From Anesthesia Resident To Attending.
In the annual report of the California Society of Anesthesiologists, Dr. Adam Djurdjulov has a nice essay titled "Easing the Transition from Residency to Private Practice". He gives a few pearls about the action plan all CA3's should follow before they finish their residencies. Use all the resources that are still at your disposal before going out on your own. Even though oral boards still seem so far away, now is probably the best time to start practicing for the exam. And don't be the locker slammer of the anesthesiology department. It shows you have little respect for your departmental colleagues or your profession.
As I see the CA3's make their anesthetic plans for each patient and competently carry them out, I always admire their confidence and enthusiasm. But there is so much more to practicing anesthesiology than being able to regurgitate a book chapter in Miller. I hope they all use their remaining time in training to ask lots of questions and really explore the profession with their attendings.