ASA Community Blog

  • Posted in: ASA Open Forum

    For the young physician just beginning their career, retirement can seem infinitely far away. Retirement planning, however, requires dedication early in your career to ensure a smooth transition years down the road. Here is the first installment of several ...

  • Posted in: Residents Only

    Toward the beginning of CA3 year – or midway through fellowship – is typically when residents start looking for jobs. Look any earlier than that, and you risk wasting a first impression on prospective employers who don’t yet know what their future staffing ...

  • Posted in: ASA Open Forum

    There are those who wonder if our specialty's focus on testing in resident education is creating a generation of anesthesiologists who practice by rote. As a young physician and product of that education, I respectfully disagree. By James Lamberg, DO ...

  • Posted in: ASA Open Forum

    If you've got student debt - and if you're a young physician, chances are you do - you're probably wondering about the best and fastest ways to get rid of it. Here's a quick overview of your options. By Christopher Malgieri, MD You know the numbers. ...

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  • Posted in: ASA Open Forum

    The deleterious effects of sleep deprivation on human physiology and psychology are well documented, yet we as anesthesiologists have yet to fully understand the implications. When considering behavioral factors affecting perioperative patients, sleep ...

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  • Posted in: Residents Only

    There comes a time in every medical resident’s training when learning turns to action – or at least some sort of direction. While nothing is set in stone (and, in fact, you’re better off assuming it isn’t), there are a few guiding principles every anesthesiologist ...

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    Most of us agree that a workplace should be a welcoming place. But the process of taking stock and implementing real change can sometimes feel overwhelming. Where does one even start? The good news is that unconscious biases that contribute to inequities ...

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  • Anesthesiology as a profession has made significant contributions and improvement towards understanding and managing perioperative brain health of elderly patients. As such, we anesthesiologists are uniquely positioned to take a leading role in better ...