Career Path

LEVEL 1: Anesthesiology Resident

Requirements: Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree

Responsibilities: Working in a hospital; treating patients, preparing for specialty examination, training in areas such as anesthesiology, intensive care, pain management, and internal medicine.

LEVEL 2: Certified Anesthesiologist

Requirements: Five years of specialty training. Certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Licensing by the relevant provincial or territorial authority
Responsibilities: Providing anesthesiology for all types of surgery; seeing patients in pre-op (before the operation).

LEVEL 3: Senior Staff Anesthesiologist

Requirements: Five or more years of experience as an anesthesiologist. Management experience; experience in training

Responsibilities: Providing anesthesiology for all types of surgery; seeing patients in pre-op (before the operation), making management decisions regarding staffing, budget, equipment, time, and resource management