I have had the wonderful opportunity to have a number of young people who want to be CRNAs shadow me. It has been a mutually good experience and I think it is an excellent way for all of you who have not had much or any OR experience get a sense of what actually happens in our inner sanctum.

It also has been useful for me. There are a lot of very bright, energetic people who are planning to be CRNAs which makes me optimistic about the future of our profession.

Fortunately, I work in a facility where we get lots of visitors (internationally respected surgeon) and we all enjoy having the opportunity to have new faces.

It has been a good experience for all.