The future of our specialty is in the hands of today's medical students, residents, and young anesthesiologists. But just as the specialty has evolved, the needs of early-career physicians have, too. Anesthesiologists entering the field today face different pressures, burdens, and concerns. For the society to address the unique priorities of this cohort in truly substantive and meaningful ways, we must first understand their needs and then adapt boldly to meet them.

To better understand what early-career anesthesiologists care most about, we asked them. Through surveys and in-depth interviews with young anesthesiologists, we've learned that these young members are entering the workforce in financial recovery from the extreme stress of residency. Many struggle with time constraints, some with imposter syndrome, and others feel isolated and confused about their new authority. They worry earlier about retirement, are more concerned about work-life balance and equity, and are still adapting to new expectations...

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