Amanda Esposito will tell you it's important to pay attention to the signs that life gives you.
Amanda Esposito will tell you it's important to pay attention to the signs that life gives you. She worked as a chemist after college, and raised a family, and then, slowly but surely, random people began making suggestions that she consider a career as an anesthesiologist assistant. First, it happened while they were living in North Carolina, and then, years later, in Florida. After the third sign, six years after the first, she enrolled in a program. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of her life for her, her family, and the students she works with.
Amanda worked as an anesthesiologist assistant for three years in New Mexico before moving to Milwaukee in 2017 to serve as MCW's chief anesthesiology assistant in the department of anesthesiology. In this role, she does clinical work at Community Memorial Hospital, the Froedtert Surgical Center, the Froedtert Birth Center, and St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee for obstetric anesthesia. She also helps train many of the students in MCW's Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) program. She enjoys all aspects of her job, but has a soft spot for the teaching.
"I hope to be a memorable preceptor who conveys and instills a passion for teaching future generations," Amanda said. She often works with one-on-one with students in the clinical setting and also provides classroom and workshop instruction.
MCW's MSA program recently welcomed its third class, which has 14 students. Students are trained in all areas, including obstetrics and pediatrics.
Amanda said her time at MCW has been wonderful.
"The department of anesthesiology treats the anesthesiology assistants like we are valued members of the department who have a voice in the process," Amanda said. "That makes such a huge difference in the atmosphere and the educational product we create. I feel very fortunate to be working here."