Hi, From reading numerous posts, I know I am about to ask is a sensitive question, but i am really in a tight situation. I am about to start medical school in the fall. Recently I met some residents & 4th year medical students my fiancé works with (she is a dietitian) they were like you shouldnt go to med school, since its not been your childhood dream and its really tough and other discouraging things. They told her (and she told me) that I should go to CRNA school instead since it is cheaper/faster and pay is almost similar. My questions are: 1. What does the future hold for CRNA degree holders? 2. I know medical school is hard, but why would they discourage? 3. Any advice on how to handle this? Unlike some people i did not grow up thinking about being a doctor, instead I really enjoy patient care and wanted to further my education. Thank you for the great feedback. PS: I have a BS in nursing.