This is my perception thusfar: similar incomes, lifestyles, prestige, hours, call, difficulty of residency training (please feel free to comment on this view). Why then, is Rads so much more competitive than Anesthesia nowadays? It can't all be attributed to Dr. Polk's book can it? Sometimes, I almost feel as if I'm going for Rads as my #1 and Anesthesia as my #2 simply b/c it SEEMS like Rads is more desirable by everyone else! Your opinions are welcome and appreciated.