why does this field seem so unattarctive to many U.S. graduates when it comes time to pick residencies? the unfilled match rate % is very low, around 1.3%. by looking at the numbers, a whopping 51% of the residents in anesthesiology are IMG's. from what i hear, anesthesiologists make a nice salary (median income is $225,000) have a nice lifestyle, decent hours, and not too many hours of on-call duty. five years ago, anesthesiology was a very popular specialty and very competitive to get into. now it is relatively easy to get. whats the deal? is it hard to find a job in this field? are CRNA's threathening the salaries of anesthesiologists? why does this field seem so unpopular? is the future bad in this field? please let me know ur thoughts. thanks.