Scientific Communication: Who wants to be an Anaesthesiologist?


Bisola O. I. Onajin-Obembe1 and Olubusola T. Alagbe-Briggs1

There is great improvement in the practice of anaesthesiology in the 21st century when compared with the past. Anaesthesiology can only be studied after obtaining a medical qualification. The knowledge and appropriate skills are acquired during a specialist or fellowship training programme; while the duration of study may vary from country to country and is programme-specific. The innovations, high monitoring standard and technology available in modern times has made the delivery of anaesthesia to surgical patients very safe. Anaesthesiology remains a stressful medical profession but it provides diverse opportunities. It offers an exceptionally wide career prospect outside the operating room, as well as skills for team management and leadership positions.

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