What credentials should applicants now have? 4.0 GPA, 33 MCAT? Spent their summers performing neurosurgery on starving children in Sudan?
You don't need any *special* abilities to be an anesthetist, sorry to break this cruel reality to the world. Ideally you want someone who is passionate about their career, personable, and intelligent. Beyond that, I'm not sure what mystery credentials you are grasping for Reality.