Hey ya'll, I'm a student in NSW, I'm quite interested in becoming an Anaesthetist (or Anesthesiologist as with recent news). I'm just wondering, aside from developing the skills outlined on the QARTS referral form - ie. Lines, tubing, what can I start doing now to ensure I'm a competitive applicant in a few years? My plan would be to try secure a PGY3 critcare SRMO position if I could and if all goes well be in a position to apply for PGY4 trainee jobs. I am however not too worried if it takes me longer to get on, am in no rush. Would it be wise for me to apply for internship/RMO at places like Albury or Wagga? I ask this because they have gas terms for their interns and residents, whereas if I were to do my internship at say RNSH I'd not get a gas term until PGY3 (And that's if I'm lucky enough for a crit care SRMO at the same hospital!). Would love to hear from anyone on the forum that's applied gas.