We read with considerable interest the Letters to the Editor about the Special Article by Schwinn and Balser1and our Editorial View.2No single quick fix for our predicament exists. Rather, multiple plans from creative individuals in academic institutions and anesthesiology organiza-tions must be implemented. We all share the same goal: enhancing the scientific foundation of our specialty.

*State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. pknight@buffalo.edu

Schwinn DA, Balser JR: Anesthesiology physician scientists in academic medicine: A wake-up call. Anesthesiology 2006; 104:170–8
Knight PR, Warltier DC: Anesthesiology residency programs for physician scientists. Anesthesiology 2006; 104:1–4