Hi , I am an MS III and very interested in anesthesia. The only problem is that all the sudden I keep hearing that it is now VERY competitive, our dean said equal with radiology. For some reason, I always thought of radiology as way more competitive than anesthesia. Anyways, that really worried and discouraged me- so I just wanted to get an opinion from some of the 4th years who matched or maybe some of the PGY1 or 2... My step i score is 220which is just above average, my grades are mostly HP's, and more P's than H's. My clinical evaluations so far from 3rd year are all pretty good and above average. Also, I did a preceptorship in my anesthesia dept. after 1st year, so they are already aware of me in the dept. and know I am interested. So what do yall think? I don't want to get into a "top program" and really want to stay in TX. I think I am an example of a very "average"student, but with a good personality to hopefully bump my chances.