Odds of Getting In
The anesthesiologist is guaranteed to have something to do because life can be nasty, brutish, short and painful. Bad backs, howlingly painful illnesses and surgeries count among stuff that has a crying need for the painkilling balms of anesthesiologists. What's more, the U.S. has an aging population (e.g., Baby Boomers). And with more old folks hobbling around who, at the very least, are managing a whole host of aches and pains, the demand for your friendly, medicine-giving anesthesiologist will only increase.