Christine Nguyen-Buckley, M.D.
Practicing independently as an anesthesiologist after completing residency brings new challenges and opportunities. After residency, new anesthesiologists may immediately feel a sense of relief and accomplishment with the completion of post-graduate training, passing board exams and securing a job. This gives way to a transition with learning to work independently or supervising, establishing a positive reputation with patients and colleagues, and finding out-of-operating room opportunities to contribute to one’s group practice. In addition to these daily challenges, new anesthesiologists must start long-term career and financial planning. While transitioning to practice involves new challenges, learning and planning, it is also an opportunity for personal and professional growth.
This page contains links to a series of articles originally printed in the ASA Resident Component newsletter. These articles were written by members of the ASA Committee on Young Physicians.
Part I: Choosing a Practice Setting and Resources for Help (PDF)
Authors: Travis Teetor, M.D., Ashish Khanna, M.D.
Part II: Transition to Academic Practice (PDF)
Author: Catherine M. Kuza, M.D.
Part III: Transition to Private Practice (PDF)
Authors: Jessica Sumski, M.D., Julius Hamilton, M.D.
Part IV: Life After Residency - the Benefits of Fellowship (PDF)
Author: Jason S. Chi, M.D.
Part V: Five Money Tips for the Resident in Training - a Checklist for your Financial Health (PDF)
Authors: Aidan Tait, M.D., M.S., Jung Hong, M.D.