Hi! I've lately been contemplating whether to become an AA or an anesthesiologist. I would like to hear why you chose to go get your MD and become an anesthesiologist and not become an AA (or CRNA). Sometimes, I just get turned off by the amount of years and effort I would have to spend going through med school and residency and take all the board exams and certifications to become an anesthesiologist. But I'm sure it's nice to have the depth of knowledge anesthesiologists have and the paths they could take in their careers (i.e. do a fellowship in a subspecialty, research or administrative). Anyway, I'd love to hear what you guys think. Thanks.