As I write this (May 2020), it's hard to divert my attention to anything not directly COVID-19-related. However, in the spirit of John Krasinski's popular YouTube channel (asamonitor.pub/30Rfj5b), I would like to share Some Good News about our specialty, as a reminder that there are some extremely positive things going on right now, which even a pandemic can't quash.

To gain perspective on the Good News I am about to share, it is helpful to start with a brief history lesson. I believe all of us are familiar with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), more commonly known as “the Match.” Those who have been in our specialty since the mid-1990s recall quite well that there were profound and even existential challenges to anesthesiology residency training programs' Match outcomes at that time, when our specialty was perceived...

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