Med School Hell – So, You Want to Be a Surgeon!

This post is raw and holds nothing back. If you’re uncomfortable with vulgar language, please turn back.

September 6, 2006
By: Hoover


This is published at the FACS website. I found it to be somewhat humorous:

Consider your surgical clerkship. Did you:

  • Find that long hours on surgery passed more quickly than short hours on some other clerkships?
  • Appreciate the operating room teamwork during a difficult operation, when the nursing, anesthesia, and surgical staff all pulled together?
  • Enjoy watching your patients improve daily after major injuries or surgical procedures?
  • Feel intrigued by the challenge of managing multiple physiological and psychological problems in your critically ill surgical patients?
  • Notice the excitement of your surgical team anticipating a “great case”?

If the answer to some of these questions is “Yes!”, a surgical career is probably right for you.



Damn, no surgery for me.

Are you convinced to leave medicine? If so, you may feel like you are alone. You may feel clueless about what to do next. However, quitting medicine could turn out better than you have ever thought possible. And here is why you should get out …

This article is part of Hoover’s Med School Hell series. Med School Hell reveals the crazy truth about the crappiness of the US medical education and healthcare system … while making you laugh so hard, you’ll crap in your pants.

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