I have the honor and pleasure of being able to work with anesthesiology residents on a regular basis. Of course, we spend the majority of our time talking about the mechanics of how to give an anesthetic, e.g., how to do this, and how to avoid that. But, as part of their education, we always talk about a physician’s responsibilities – and not just to his or her patients, but to our specialty and to the House of Medicine. As anesthesiologists, we have the opportunity and privilege of taking care of individual patients during their time of great stress and need. But have you ever considered the health of our specialty as you would the health of your patient? Indeed, the medical specialty of anesthesiology is facing the stress of several significant and simultaneous challenges. Health care...

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