Statements of Excellence for Residency & Fellowship Positions on Behalf of Applicants in Anesthesiology

I have been helping anesthesiologists from all over the planet to draft excellent and effective personal statement for residency and fellowship positions for almost two decades now. I have developed a special focus in the area of Anesthesiology because of my profound admiration for the remarkable advances being made over the last quarter of a century in clinical anesthesia practice, pulse oximetry, end-tidal gas monitoring, propofol, and the laryngeal mask airway come to mind as especially notable.

Economic pressures are driving academicians to practical efficiency and marketing pressures are driving private practitioners to offer ‘state of the art’ facilities and treatment.  The next 25 years will hopefully reveal enough understanding of mechanisms of consciousness, memory, sleep, and pain to allow us to have medications and techniques to more precisely target cells at the same time that we become much better at controlling colateral damage.  Real time 3-D Echo and 4-D MRI will finally get the resolution and size reduction needed for usage.  Robotic and mobile miniaturized anesthesia machines are likely coming down the pipeline as well. In short, Anesthesiologist can look forward to enormous, ongoing advancement that unfolds rapidly over the next few decades.

Make a Difference in Ethiopia Through the ASA

There are many way to go about going on a humanitarian mission. You could get involved through an association. For example, Global Humanitarian Outreach´s (GHO) mission is to enhance, support, educate, represent and collaborate for safe anesthesia practice worldwide, and they create programs to just that. Here´s more information

The GHO project is run by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) for anesthesiologists, and is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Resident International Anesthesia Scholarship Program. They are looking for U.S. anesthesiology residents to work at CURE Hospital in Ethiopia, and experience the challenges of delivering safe treatment in a low resource, underserved area and participate in the training and education of local anesthesia providers. Travel, lodging, meals, visa, vaccinations and medical insurance are covered. 

Short film follows CA-2 anesthesia resident Dr. Jesse Hill on a typical day as he works on the Obstetric anesthesia rotation at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Anesthesiology Residents

Sample 1st Paragraph Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

An Indian woman who has been making her permanent home in the USA since 2006, I have accompanied my husband from Michigan to Texas, then Missouri, Pennsylvania, and now Indiana, moving as a result of his employment. I am a software engineer who earned my Master’s Degree in India before moving to the USA as a result of my marriage and in order to advance my career. Since my arrival, I have geared all of my professional efforts in technology to the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, working on behalf of several health care organizations, most recently XXXX Hospital in Indiana. I have also become increasingly passionate about patient care, craving the hands on contact and joy of direct care giving. For this reason I have recently been shadowing an anesthesiologist in the operating room and I have come to the conclusion that the perfect niche for me in American health care would be that of an Anesthesiologist Assistant. Thus I am hoping to be accepted to your distinguished Master’s Program in this area at XXXX University.

The Humanitarian Side of Anesthesiology

You never know how something really feels until you do it. And that applies to humanitarian work as an anesthesiologist. Does it feel good to help those that really need it and how will you find out? Well, here are some examples of the various ways to get involved, and some excellent resources to make it all the more easy for you.

Choosing a Residency Program with Humanitarian Work in Mind

You can also get involved through a university or college. Oregon Health & Science University, for example, allows students to volunteer on overseas humanitarian surgical missions. They have conducted work and formed partnerships with hospitals in Laos, Thailand, Burma and many other locations. They have also raised funds for a local project at Oregon´s premier pediatric health center, Doernbecher Children´s Hospital, so there are a number of ways to get involved.

The UC San Diego School of Medicine also allows anesthesiologists to get involved by volunteering around the world and within the United States. The faculty raise the funds to cover expenses. Residents have been to Mexico, Dominican Republic, Eduador, Kenya, the Phillippines, Cambodia and Vietnam in recent years.

The Mexican project has been going on for over two decades. Residents and attendings have worked on reconstructive surgery projects that often involve weekend dates and occur several times every year.

The missions to Cambodia have been enjoyed by anesthesiologists, cardiologists and pediatric surgeons since 2006. Trips to the Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia initially focused on performing patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) litigations, but the visiting professionals trained a team that can now perform them alone. The volunteers now perform more complex surgeries including utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass and palliative surgeries for children with tetralogy of Fallot. The trips are funded by Children´s Lifeline International and Hearts Without Borders.

The trips to Vietnam involve travel to Ho Chi Minh city. A previous CA-3 resident was awarded a funded fellowship at the Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopedics via Health Volunteers Overseas, and two CA-3 residents now spend a month teaching and working there, accompanied by UCSD faculty.

How to Get Involved After Your Residency

What could bring a surgical team together more than getting their hands dirty and doing some humanitarian work abroad, or locally? If the facility where you eventually begin your career is anything like Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, there´s no reason why your humanitarian work has to stop post residency! Dr. Medge Own, Professsor of Anethesiology at Wake Forest Department of Anesthesiology was awarded The Nicolas M. Greene M.D. Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution at the American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Conference in 2015 for founding Kybele, Inc., a humanitarian organization dedicated to improving childbirth safety worldwide through education partnerships.

The International Committee of The Red Cross (ICRC) is also currently looking for an anesthesiologist, but this is a paid position for 3 months or more. This “generous employment package” is not for a family posting, but for a position involving performing anesthesia during surgical interventions, providing post-operative care, organizing and coordinating all required resources, among other tasks. Two years´ experience, French as a second language and previous international humanitarian and/or development experience in low income countries are required.