I have most enjoyed meeting with our younger colleagues and feeling the energy of their hopes and commitment. To those of
you who know me, that's not surprising. In my "day job" as vice chair for education in psychiatry and associate dean for graduate
medical education at New York University School of Medicine, I appreciate every opportunity I have to inspire the next generation
of psychiatrists about the rewarding career they have chosen, the dramatic advances in our understanding of the brain and
behavior that have enabled us to improve treatments, and the importance of being active advocates for those suffering from
psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Our residents and early career psychiatrists are the future leaders of our field.
Their use of ever-evolving electronic communication vehicles (we have so much to learn from them!), their insistence on a
true work-life balance, and their focus on deliverables and outcomes can only help psychiatry move forward in a positive direction.