Who Is Anesthesia Made Easy?
The primary contributor to the AnesthesiaMadeEasy.com website is me, Jeff Steiner. I am a double boarded Pediatric Anesthesiologist who works full time at a children’s hospital. Prior to medical school, I worked as a full time paramedic in a 911 system and had training in medical support for Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams. In my senior year of residency, I was Chief Resident and after my residency I went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology.
Since completing my formal education in Anesthesiology, I have completed my Master in Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in healthcare administration. I am also a volunteer mentor with the Careers in Medicine (CiM) program at two local medical schools.
I work with (in alphabetical order) Anesthesia Techs, Anesthesiologist Assistants (AA) and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) every day. Time to time, I might have some of these practitioners contribute articles to this website.
Why the Book, Anesthesia Made Easy?
I was truly at a loss.
The “basic” books that I had as a resident were over 800 pages and went into a level of detail that was too much for someone just starting out in anesthesiology.
I wrote Anesthesia Made Easy because I couldn’t find an introductory book that was suitable for trainees new to anesthesiology. Anesthesia Made Easy is one part introductory text book and one part survival guide … not only does it introduce basic anesthesiology concepts, it also gives you chapters to help you actually apply the knowledge. Check out the Table of Contents here.
Why the Website?
There were three main reasons why I built this website.
1) You need an accurate website about anesthesiology training and careers.
Many of the other websites about anesthesiology training and careers are not written by people actually work in anesthesiology! That would be “OK” if the information is accurate … many times it is not. We live anesthesiology every day. We have gone through the application, training, and are now in the middle of our careers.
2) You need a website that complements the book Anesthesia Made Easy.
How do you even know you want to have a career in Anesthesiology?
Anesthesiology is not for everyone. It has been characterized as being 95% complete boredom and 5% complete terror. (That is not exactly true … it can be very rewarding, but it can also be exceedingly stressful.) A website that could help you make good choices about anesthesiology training and your career is invaluable. We offer resources and links to help build on your anesthesia knowledge and to help you get the most out of your start to your anesthesiology training.
3) You need a website with insider information that contains uncommon knowledge about a career in anesthesiology.
We have articles like “The Top 7 Anesthesia Books for Trainees” that belong on the web, not in a book, so that you can explore them further.
We offer a free downloadable e-book Getting into Anesthesiology, which is a guide to help medical school students navigate the application process.
We are rolling out more articles soon, so check back regularly to see what we have to offer.
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