I was looking at some tables on physician compensation, and you see the usual Derm, Ortho, ENT, Radiology, Cardiology, etc. as the highest paying fields. These fields are also associated with higher USMLE scores by students applying to these fields. GI was up there in salary, too, but I never hear about it being very competetive or needing high board scores to get into it. My question is whether this is true or am I assuming this?? I guess it's more important to do well on IM boards than USMLE since it's an IM subspec., but basically I am just wondering how competetive GI is since it pays a good amount?