Every anesthesiologist we know vividly remembers their first weeks of anesthesiology training – excitement with an overwhelming volume of things to learn. Medical knowledge, fear of harming a patient, technical skills and navigating the O.R. culture all seemed like insurmountable hurdles. Somehow, we made it through orientation, then CA-1, CA-2 and CA-3 years. Now as teachers of residents, many of us watch trainees start as starry-eyed novices and see them grow into competent care providers; their maturity evident as their performance becomes seamless, rehearsed over years of training.

Successful completion of graduate medical training and certification are crucial first steps for independent practice; however, learning never ends. Biomedical science is a dynamic field of study constantly providing new information. It is essential to stay current with advances in anesthesiology to be an effective provider. As part of achieving...

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