What does it take to be a General Surgeon.
I'm currently in Health Science and have thought about being a General Surgeon. I really enjoy helping others. What are similar career choices just in case I'm not fully committed. options careerchoices medical doctor surgery surgeon hospital-and-health-care
Other options which do not involve the long years of medical school and residency would be going to school to be a Physician's Assistant (PA). Surgical PA's are highly trained both in the classroom and practical settings and assist the surgeon before, during and after operations.
Other options include OR tech work. These people set out the sterile surgical instruments before the operation and then hand the correct equipment to the surgeon. There are training programs, often at community colleges.
Other options if you wish to go the route of nursing school include OR circulating nurses and pre- and post-surgical care nursing.
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