Hello readers, I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer and is off to a smooth start of the academic/fiscal (depending on your practice setting) year. This month, we welcome an ASA member from New England and an expert on rural medicine, Dr. Shaan Alli. Dr. Alli will enlighten us on the different challenges and altered goals that arise as we venture further from metropolitan areas, leaving behind a heavily industrialized, well-established support system. All would agree that the world feels smaller today due to media and technology, but is it truly smaller? Dr. Alli will help us figure that out.

Dr. Alli, thank you for joining us. Please describe your current position and responsibilities.

I am honored to showcase the exciting world of rural anesthesiology practice. I serve as the chair of anesthesiology at a rural hospital in Vermont. I oversee the day-to-day operations of the department, which includes...

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