Hi, I have been a Med-Surg RN for 10 years. I choose to stay on Med-Surg because I find in challenging and very interesting. I like caring for patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and several different age groups. Several opportunities to "specialize" in OB/GYN, ICU, ER, and ACU have been offered to me. But, I find that Med-Surg is itself a specialty. My problem is that I feel like I have to defend how I feel about M/S, and almost apologize at times for choosing to stay with Med-Surg. I feel like the other specialties look down on Med-Surg nurses and the physicians treat us like we don't know what we are doing. We have a very well run and professional 40 bed unit. I am continuously learning and I can remember one time, taking care of a 4 day old under bili lights, and a 104 year old with a fractured hip! I learned so much from each of them. I think that's great!! (Our pediatric unit is combined with our med-surg unit) Does anyone else feel this way? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to command a little more respect from our peers and the physicians? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!