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Do experienced surgeons take rookie surgeons in during an operation?

Asked Redwood City, California

I was wondering if it was necessary for rookie surgeons to experience operations first hand or just watch from afar.


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Casey’s Answer

Yes is the answer!

When you are in medical school, you do rotations with a variety of different types of medicine including surgery. If you decide to specialize in surgery, you become a "resident" physician in surgery after you graduate from med school which is kind of like a working surgery internship. They will shadow and partner with "attending" physicians who are doctors that are more experienced and have completed residency programs.