I've been interested in these two fields for a long time now. They both represent the type of work I'd like to do as a physician... limited but meaningful patient contact, above-average pay, and few chronic and/or life-threatening diseases to deal with. I've always been leaning a bit more toward Anesthesia b/c it's been less competitive... until this year. Now that Anesthesia spots are almost as hard to get as Rads spots, I'm not sure which one I ought to shoot for. As of yet I'm still uncertain about how the lifestyles of practicing these two specialities compare. Call, hours/week, weeks/year, etc... I know these can be highly variable depending on what type of practice one goes in to, but I'm just hoping for some general opinions. Any thoughts or opinions? Thanks a lot.