Hi everyone! I am new to this website - I have answered a couple of threads, but never started one. I really like reading everyone's comments, so I was wondering if I could get some honest opinions... I am an anesthesia resident and I am on the verge of quitting. I have posted before why I dislike this field, but here are my concerns in a nutshell: 1)I find it so unbelievably stressful to have this level of responsibility for my patients' lives. Being in the OR all day is mentally exhausting. 2)I have no autonomy over my schedule - when I finish my cases I am told to take over another room or do add-on cases. 3) There is no respect from anyone in the OR (surgeons, surgery residents, nurses) that I am even human. 4) It is very difficult to open a book at night and read about physics and pharmacology. Anyway, I could go on, but those are my major issues. I was wondering if there are any anesthesia residents going through the same concerns. And for those going into anesthesia - maybe you can remind me why I went into this field in the first place Thanks in advance for the replies - I anxiously await your replies!