Just as an update, not meant to start another disastrous thread full of rumors and speculation but... got this in my ERAS box this morning: "There has been a sudden change in leadership in the Anesthesiology Department and I will not have the anesthesiologists available to interview you. We are scheduling another date, Saturday, January 21, 2006, to interview. Let us know if you are interested in coming in on that date. I do have a few openings available for January 7 and January 14, 2006. Again, we are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you and we will reimburse you for any expenses you have accured." Just from working within the WPAHS system, I can only guess that this will be a good thing for the program after the initial bumps and wrinkles are smoothed over. The people in both hospitals are friendly and happy to be there for the most part, and the surgery caseload is deep and diverse. Here's to hoping this is a step in the direction of making another strong and reputable program in the Pittsburgh area.