Finally got it today - I'm on my IM rotation and my attending told me I was too smart to go into EM. In so many words, he went to say that other specialties basically look at EM docs like the dunces of medicine and that my job satisfaction would suffer because of this. I've heard it all before and it doesn't sway my interest in EM but I'm curious from you guys, do you interact with other specialties outside of consulting in the ER? How are those interactions? Do you think you get the respect you deserve?