I'm interested in becoming a surgeon, but I'm feeling a little intimidated by the intense hours required of surgical fellows. Is it possible to balance work life with a family life in this setting?
I am approaching my senior year of high school. I am planning to #major in #biology and continue on to get my MD. I am considering the possibility of becoming a #surgeon, but I want to have a better understanding of the #work-life balance of #surgical #fellows. #doctor #surgery #pediatrics #neurosurgeon
When you are looking for a surgeon to help you or your family member, do you want the physician that is punching the time clock or does what ever it takes to save the life of your loved one. Yes this is an extreme example and a bit over stated. But medicine is hard work. Docs get some time off, especially in a group practice. But to be great at anything, you have to put in the work and the time. Sports, accounting, Medicine, Artist ---all have to put in the work. Being a surgeon requires both incredible thought and technical skill. If it was easy, everyone would do it.
Now...on the other hand...helping people, saving lives ....is incredibly rewarding. Great physicians love their jobs, like great entrepreneurs love their businesses etc...So they are not looking for work/life balance. All of it is LIFE.
I hope that helps