Editorial  |   December 2017
On Becoming a Physician Anesthesiologist: Some Work Environment Issues That Led to the Decision
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  • N. Martin Giesecke, M.D.
    ASA MONITOR
    Editor
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Education / CPD / Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems / Pediatric Anesthesia / Editorial
Editorial   |   December 2017
On Becoming a Physician Anesthesiologist: Some Work Environment Issues That Led to the Decision
ASA Monitor 12 2017, Vol.81, 4-5.
ASA Monitor 12 2017, Vol.81, 4-5.
Perhaps my future as a physician anesthesiologist was preordained, but while in college and medical school, that outcome wasn’t so clear to me. Despite knowing that a career as a physician was my final goal, my considerations of which medical specialty would most appeal to me were many. First, having a father (A.H. “Buddy” Giesecke Jr., M.D.) who was a relatively well-known trauma and obstetrical anesthesiologist played a major role in my deliberations. It was my first assumption that I would do anything but anesthesiology, as it was difficult for me to see a course that involved standing on my own merits, rather than those of my dad. As graduation from college, and matriculation into medical school, approached, my thoughts were steering me toward a surgical field of medicine.
1 Comment
December 24, 2017
Bernardette Casillas Sanchez
Mexican Federation of Anesthesiologists
I Know!

Dear Dr. Giesecke: 

I really know what your are talking about! Having done my anesthesia residency in the late 70s, I witnessed surgical residents being mistreated, so at least one of them had a cardiac event every year. Those were wonderful years for me, but surely tough for them. Happy holidays.

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