Why do you want to become a doctor?
My decision to become a doctor was driven largely by values instilled in me by my faith and my family. The idea of being a part of a profession focused on helping others regardless of circumstance, focused on facilitating people leading healthier and therefore happier lives I can’t imagine a more fulfilling job.
What are the benefits of being a surgeon?
Salary and BenefitsHealth and Dental Insurance.Life and Long-Term Disability Options.Short Term Disability (maternity/family/sick leave)Annual Vacation (21 days)Educational Leave (5 days)Professional Development. Book. Educational/Travel. Chief Resident Development.Moving Allowance.Health Club Membership.
Why is being a surgeon hard?
You’re willing to make sacrifices. While being a surgeon can be incredibly rewarding, it’s also a difficult profession. It’s unpredictable and demanding. Many surgeons find themselves making lifestyle sacrifices others would never consider—missing holidays, being on-call, showing up to events far later than expected.
What is the hardest type of surgeon?
Competitive programs that are the most difficult to match into include:Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery.Dermatology.General Surgery.Neurosurgery.Orthopedic Surgery.Ophthalmology.Otolaryngology.Plastic Surgery.
Do surgeons have free time?
About a third to a half of physicians get in 2-4 weeks of vacation time a year. Like their fellow Americans, however, over a third (38.3%) of family physicians and almost as many emergency medicine physicians (35.3%), internists (33.9%), and general surgeons (32.5%) take off for 2 weeks a year at most.
Is doing surgery hard?
Surgery is seriously hard work. The days are long, you can go a whole day without eating or going to the bathroom. Emergencies happen in the middle of the night. Your patience will be tested by any number of people or processes. The process of skill acquisition can be hard and frustrating.