Ok, so enough of the fighting on the internet. My wife told me that fighting on the internet is like the special olympics....it doesn't matter who wins or who gets the last word....you're all still ******ed. So clearly there is sentiment from the students/residents/more junior staff that: 1) physician only anesthesia care is superior 2) there is a "fight" for the profession underway where we need to get rid of the physician extenders. 3) that this is so important that we should take less money to prevent the anesthesia team model. I will say that I disagree with all of the above. I have seen anesthesia practices across the country and in the military, and I just don't think any of the above is accurate. So, here is my question to all you folks who want to get rid of the anesthesia care team. How do you plan on staffing all the anesthetizing locations that exist and are going to increase over the next 10 years????? I would like to hear your plans beyond ....I'm going to a meeting to tell my story. I would like to hear concrete solution. Here is the solution to my practice, and if I and my partners wanted to, could be implemented with full support from the hospital administration and surgeons. 1) fire all the CRNAs...they're hospital employees anyways, so it will be great for the hospital 2) hire anesthesiologists to sit on all the stools 3) Average income would be around 100,000 per year before taxes..this includes benefits (malpr, 401k, disabilit, etc.)....so gross would be around 170,000 per year. I've been in the military for the last 11 years, and I made more than that. Any of you residents who feel so strongly about MD only willing to take this deal???? Everyone gets paid the same, no partnership track....everyone partner from day one.