Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated...Life Behind the O.R. Doors by Paul A. RuggieriAs an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the O.R. and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost. He shares the successes, failures, remarkable advances, and camaraderie that make it exciting. He uncovers the truth about the abusive, exhaustive training and the arduous devotion of his old-school education. He explores the twenty-four-hour challenges that come from patients and their loved ones; the ethics of saving the lives of repugnant criminals; the hot-button issues of healthcare, lawsuits, and reimbursements; and the true cost of running a private practice. And he explains the influence of the white coat code of silence and why patients may never know what really transpires during surgery. Ultimately, Dr. Ruggieri lays bare an occupation that to most is as mysterious and unfamiliar as it is misunderstood. His account is passionate, illuminating, and often shocking-an eye-opening, never- before-seen look at real life, and death, in the O.R.
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The ugly side of becoming a surgeon
They may be handling life and death decisions at one moment and having wacky workplace hijinks the next. The reality of life as a surgeon is mixed. Yes, surgeons do save lives, but they also face burnout, depression and potential malpractice suits. There is a long path to becoming a surgeon. From there, you complete four years of medical school, during which you also need to take and pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination. Depending on your specialty, you may want to complete a fellowship after that.
If you're a hard worker who's good with her hands and doesn't mind the sight of blood, you might make a good surgeon. However, for the right type of person, the job of surgeon has many advantages. A surgeon's job can give her a real high from helping others and saving lives. Her dexterity and technical know-how in the operating room have a quick and visible effect on a patient's health. For example, a surgeon extends a mother's life by cutting out a cancerous tumor, or she relieves gut-wrenching pain by removing a diseased appendix. When the blood supply to a leg is blocked, she can restore circulation and make the limb healthy again. As Dr.
I'd do it again tomorrow, and I tell that to any youngster who is considering it., Becoming a surgeon can take over a decade of schooling to get full certification and potentially even longer to begin your true medical practice.
I never thought I would say this, but I broke. I give up. I am done. I surrender. I am handing back my dream of becoming a surgeon. I have nothing left to give. I started with optimism and zest.
Very interesting top Hi there, I really enjoyed reading your article. There is a typo in para 8 sentence 2, dragged instead of drug I think? I want to be a surgeon and the only thing that prompts me to try hard is the joy i'll get from knowing that i have helped someone Elli:a future surgeon.