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Do anesthesiologists have to be really good at math?

I'm a sophomore in high school and I'm interested in becoming an anesthesiologist. But, i'm not the best at math. And i was wondering exactly how good at math do you have to be to be an anesthesiologist? And how many math classes do you have to take? ANY answers would be very much appreciated! Thank you!

Asked By: - 2/4/2011
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If decimal points is hard then don't choose the job...if not your fine. For example your using Fentanyl you don't want to give 10.0MG of fentanyl you probably want to give 0.0100 of fentanyl (just an example not perfect).
Answered By: Nt200 - 2/4/2011
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yes, you need alot of algebra....but once you learn algebra, all math types get easier
Answered By: madman123 - 2/4/2011
 
For all medical careers, you must have a standard math level. It changes from job to job.
Answered By: Dr. Russo - 2/4/2011
 
yes. sometimes monitoring a patient during surgery can be boring, so they have math workbooks and do problems to pass the time
Answered By: Wrastler foo' - 2/4/2011
 
Hi Robotgirl... More
Answered By: iroc70 - 2/4/2011
 
I wouldnt be to happy if my anesthesiologist wasnt good at math. And by math I mean quickly and accurately figuring out drug dosages (which is just algebra). I could care less if he can figure out the area under a curve or the length of a side on a triangle or the other useless shit they teach you in high school math... More
Answered By: Tom - 2/4/2011
 
Anesthesiologists are physicians, and in order to get into medical school, you have to at least get through calculus. Once you do, however, you're unlikely to see that again... More
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