The practice of medicine in general and anesthesiology in particular is greatly influenced by the political and regulatory environment of our great country. As cited in recent literature, there is a paucity of politically oriented education in medical schools across the country, and the same pattern holds true for anesthesiology residencies.1,2  This lack of advocacy training has been blamed for causing the significant number of political setbacks related to patient care issues in recent years. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) generally calls for advocacy education in residency programs, with this topic falling under the core competency of professionalism. The urgent need for increased advocacy education among physicians has recently been discussed in the literature. More resources devoted to residents currently in training is certainly the optimal way to ensure maximum participation in the...

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