Here's an awkward situation that occured at a party I attended recently. A CRNA with a Phd from a different field was introducing herself as a doctor. A group of physicians arrived at the party. The host introduced the CRNA PhD individual to the group. "Here is Dr. ____, she works at _____" An internist asks, "What specialty, are you in?" "Anesthesia" The CRNA replies "Oh, what med school did you go to?" asked another MD. "Oh, I didn't go to med school" replied the CRNA Look of confusion blankets the physician group. "I'm a nurse anesthetist" confessed the CRNA "Oh you're a nurse" said one of the engineers. Awkward silence follows.