We had a visiting FM talk to us at my school yesterday. He is from a smaller area with less subspecialties around so his privileges at his hospital are greater. He said there are many ways to make FM distinct from all the midlevels who are encroaching on the FM field. He said there are procedures they as FM are doing, types of patients they are taking care of, types of additional training they are getting certified in, that midlevels will never be allowed to do. He said it (the benefits and $) just don't come to FM like other specialties but it will if you set yourself apart. I had to leave so I didn't get to hear it all. So, to all of the experienced FM people currently in practice can you speculate as to what type of procedures and additional training he may have been talking about that will set us apart from the midlevels? Besides the fact that we have years more in school and residency for which apparently state governing agencies don't care. I am very intrigued and curious since FM is my first choice but with some reservation about the future but honestly, I don't know a great deal about the field and I would like to.