Because they have us by the balls unfortunately, but I agree with 100% of what you said!So, if we're being honest....what's the point of this exam? All of us "board eligible" attendings will continue to practice while waiting in limbo for our 2021 exam date. In that time we will, on average, perform adequately....just like we will do after eventually passing orals. We didn't need the board to bless us with their approval to do so. There will be some bad anesthesiologists and some great anesthesiologists who will all eventually pass the exam. I'm just wondering why we have to put ourselves through the financial and emotional stress of it, when in reality....it does not make the field of anesthesiology safer.