As part of the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists’ commitment to education and the advancement of the specialty of anesthesiology, the MSA recognizes the efforts and contributions of both the resident and student sections. This area of the website is dedicated to their development and contains details of their activities and programs.
Schools & Programs
After completing a four-year bachelor’s degree, students then take four years of graduate education leading to a degree in medicine (M.D.) or osteopathy (D.O.). They spend four more years in an anesthesiology residency (there are about 160 anesthesiology medical residency programs in the United States). Some residents take one more year of study, called a fellowship, in a specific area of anesthesiology such as critical care medicine, pain medicine, research or education.
There is one important decision you must make before deciding to become an anesthesiologist: Do you want to become a physician? Medical school is designed to give students the widest range of choices, rotating them through all the different areas of medicine. Some medical students will find that they are drawn to anesthesiology because of its intense doctor-patient relations combined with the use of cutting-edge technologies and a fast-paced environment. They will find that anesthesiologists’ training overlaps into internal medicine, critical care, obstetrics and pain medicine, to name a few, and deals with emergency cases, organ transplants and all types of surgeries–from head to toe.
Click here for a list of medical schools and anesthesiology residency programs available in Michigan
Interested in spending some time at a rural program? Want to know more about rural medicine and anesthesiology? Want a different experience to broaden your knowledge and experience? Want to spend time learning anesthesiology directly with an attending physician mentor? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you should consider spending time with a rural mentor in anesthesiology. A new mentor section has been added to the MSA Mentor page with potential rural mentors.