The path to becoming an anesthesiologist in the U.S. as a foreign medical graduate (FMG) is challenging but ultimately rewarding. I hope to provide a brief overview about the requirements to train or work as an anesthesiologist for our internationally trained colleagues. This is intended to be nothing more than friendly advice and a starting point for someone considering anesthesiology options within the U.S. This document was put together using public licensing and board certification sources with additional insights from FMG colleagues who have participated in residency, fellowship, or employment opportunities in the U.S. It is important to note that each institution and state has slightly different requirements, so please take this as a general guide.

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