free-downloads CSE Video

Why You Should be a Surgeon

Discussion in 'General Surgery' started by Egyptian Doctor, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Egyptian Doctor

    Egyptian Doctor  Moderator Verified Doctor

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    9,385
    Likes Received:
    3,226
    Trophy Points:
    16,075
    Gender:
    Male
    Country:
    Egypt

    I’ve been asked many times why I chose the path of surgery. The esoteric, philosophical, mightier-than-thou answer would be “Well, I didn’t choose surgery. Surgery CHOSE me.” Somehow the conversation falls flat after I say things like that. So for practical reasons people can understand, here are some reasons why:

    1. No traffic jams

    Yes. That’s right. With surgery, your day begins with 6am (or so) ward rounds, and ends sometime between 8pm and midnight, or you may not even make it home. Which means that you get the joy of driving to work when everyone is still asleep or watching Glee on TV. No traffic jams. No honking. No stressed out road rage. No queues at MacDonald’s drive through. Isn’t that great?

    2. No public holiday shopping nightmares

    As a surgical trainee, you get to kiss all your holidays good bye for the duration of your training. That’s great, cause this way you get to avoid the silly seasons of buying things for yourself, or worse, for others. Now who wants to do that?

    3. You get to wear pajamas all day and still get paid

    Surgical scrubs are great! There are several good excuses here. Certainly you save a lot of money cause you don’t really need to buy too many shirts, pants, ties or any of those things. Also you save yourself a lot of laundry time. The down side, however, is that you will have to have on at all times a good pair of underwear. It has been noted many times that wardrobe malfunctions do happen with surgical scrubs. An incidental showing of the undergarment occurs not too infrequently around major hospitals, either through a thin scrub material, a slit on the side, a hole on the back, or just because of a poorly tied scrub pants. Depending on the undergarment incidentally revealed, one may end up with a job promotion, or a trip to see the disciplinary board.

    4. You get to spend a lot of time with your patient, asleep

    It is a myth that surgeons spend little time with patients. They say physicians and internists spend massive amounts of time really talking to patients, while we surgeon “swing by the bed” (like as if we were chimpanzees or something) and not even talk to patients. They say: “don’t blink, or you’ll miss the surgeon”. Well, I’m here to abolish that myth. We clock up more time with our patients compared to physicians. But our patients are anesthetized when we’re with them, for good reasons. Apparently anesthetists put the patients to sleep for the patients’ benefit so they won’t be exposed to the surgeon too much. Hmm…


    [​IMG]

    Source : 7 Reasons Why You Should be a Surgeon | Surgeon, Interrupted
     

    Add Reply
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
    Rodrick Lwando and Dua khwies like this.

  2. prodigy87

    prodigy87 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Medical Student
    Country:
    Malaysia
    great life!!! hahaha
     


  3. prodigy87

    prodigy87 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Medical Student
    Country:
    Malaysia
    great life!!! hahaha
     


  4. dr4ku

    dr4ku Young Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Country:
    United States
    take out the poor hours, rounding the wards, etc and you just described an anesthesiologist :)
     


  5. ediyanto

    ediyanto Active member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    Country:
    Indonesia
    that's a life :>
     


  6. babiross

    babiross Active member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    40
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Rome, Italy
    Country:
    Italy
    Well said!
     


Share This Page