I am currently a pre-med student who has been researching different career choices in medicine. I have no intentions at all to pursue nursing as a career, but I find it extremely awkward that there are some CRNA's who have a higher starting salary than some Medical Doctors. My heart is pretty much set on doing Emergency Medicine. However, as I was researching, I found it a bit awkward that the starting salary for an Emergency Medicine Physician was around the same as it was for some fresh-out-of-school Crna's. Maybe it?s just me but doesn?t it seem a little awkward that in some cases, the nurse is making more money than the Physician. Or in a more relative situation, the Crna is making more money than the surgeon. Isn?t there something wrong here? Or am I just wrong for thinking this way?