Did you always know you wanted to be a surgeon?
I really like the prospect of surgery but am hesitant because I am squeamish. I was wondering if surgeons always knew they wanted to be surgeons or if they grew into it, and gradually the squeamish-ness (for lack of better words) dissipated? #medicine #surgery
It is very exciting that you are considering a career in surgery! The advantage of having 8 years of school before becoming a doctor, is that you will get to experience all types of medicine (including different types of surgeries) and then figure out what field is the right for you. You could try to do some shadowing in a hospital as well while in college or high school. During medical school, you will have the opportunity to explore your interests and spend time in many different surgical specialties (it is a very broad field!). Some people may prefer small surgeries (skin, eyes, etc), while others prefers bigger/longer surgeries (heart, joints, brain, etc).