I have been interested in anesthesia for a long time, I love the skill set of an anesthesiologist and I find the pharmacology/physiology of the field extremely fascinating and rewarding. However, just like every other med student/pre med, am concerned about midlevel encroachment. After doing much research on the topic, it seems that the situation is that the nursing union is extremely aggressive and active and the ASA is not as aggressive in protecting the field. Do you think patient education/advertisements informing people that they have the choice to opt for an MD to handle their anesthesia care over a CRNA would be helpful in holding the place of anesthesiologists or would this cause too many problems? I ask because I feel like most people would elect to have an MD over a CRNA handling their anesthesia.