Why I Walked Away From Surgery: Part 3

My last week on surgery was bitter. I had already decided that I needed to look seriously at other options. Surgery has such a peculiar effect on the mind- if you are excited to be there, it is one of the greatest places in the world- maybe the greatest. But, it can just as easily...

Why I Walked Away From Surgery: Part 2

I went to sleep that night in the call room on cloud nine. I think I even called my wife before going to sleep at 2 AM to tell her my success story. This is was exactly what I thought surgery would be- passionate people taking really sick people emergently to the OR to save lives. But the next week started...

Why I Walked Away From Surgery: Part 1

In terms of decision-making, its one of the biggest decisions you'll make in medical school. It doesn't just shape your next 5-7 years. It shapes the rest of your life. The decision to pursue medicine or surgery is undoubtedly one of the biggest decisions of your life...