POPSUGAR Smart-living Poll Would You Rather Be a Surgeon or a Gynecologist? by Smart Living 3/28/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook It's hard to pass judgment on a career you haven't had, but forget education, relevant experience, and interview contacts for a second. Which career do you think is cooler? Photo courtesy of ABC Read More Which Career Is CoolerSavvy PollWould You Rather Get inspired with our daily newsletter Home Love and Sex DIY Food Tech Vegetarian Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. 5 years Neither, I'd rather be a midwife! I'm 5 1/2 months pregnant and hoping to have a home birth (I won't be able to if I develop preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, if they can't turn the baby and it'd end up breech/transverse, if there's cord prolapse, if there's abnormal bleeding, etc.) and the midwife practice I'm seeing also does "well woman care" which is pretty much what an OB/GYN would do except I'd be seen by a nurse (CNM) rather than a doctor (MD). KateK 6 years def. surgeon.. takes a strong will to do that. I dont think I could handle other women's personal areas in my face all the time. minxa25 6 years don't know I neither really ... I would like to be a pediatrician snarkypants 6 years totally a surgeon. either trauma or ENT. i'd really like to work with operation smile. ilanac13 6 years i think that i'd rather be a surgeon - but i don't know if i'd do well as either given that i'm not much of a fan of blood or other bodily liquids aimeeb 6 years Neither. Modus-Vivendi 6 years Neither. Too squeamish to be a doctor. LittleMzFit 6 years Yes, I surprised myself. I was not squeemish at all in A&P class! Colleeninator 6 years Oh goodness, neither. miss-malone 6 years Neither of these are for me. starangel82 6 years Surgeon. I just don't think I could do gyno. margokhal 6 years OB/GYN for the win! :D I don't do well with blood and precision...funny enough, I used to want to be an anesthesiologist! But even though gynecological issues can get pretty gross [took a course where we each had to present a disease...many of them were specific to genitalia], I'd rather deal with them than doing complicated delicate things to people. hithatsmybike 6 years Gyno (because this is what I actually want to be!!) Surgery is too hardcore. I wouldn't be able to take standing for hours on end in the operating room and I think it's sort of detached from personal medicine. Everyone just becomes "heart patient" or "kidney patient". As an OB-Gyn you get to bring babies into the world that maybe wouldn't have made it if we relied only on midwives. You can also help women with fertility issues or aid in the prevention & treatment cervical, ovarian, etc. cancers. It looks like a really dynamic and rewarding career to me. teegaall 6 years Surgeon. I don't know if I could examine other women. cordata 6 years surgeon ... i loved undergrad anatomy class lms 6 years Neither, but I picked surgeon. Every time I go to the gyn I wonder how someone can do that job all day/ everyday. pharm_chick 6 years id want to be a gyno b/c personally i feel very uncomfortable going to a guy for my 'lady' checkups and all... if i was to be a doctor then that would be my specialty. OHmeetsBK 6 years ew....neither. PinkLizzie 6 years Gyno ... Surgery is a little hardcore for me, I think. Spectra 6 years I'd totally be a surgeon over a gyno. Gynecology is sort of boring, but surgery is always something new. If I had to choose what type of surgeon, I'd go with being a trauma surgeon because you would be able to see instant results from your work and it's almost like an art form to be able to fix people up like that. aeschere 6 years not surgeon, because i don't want to be causing that kind of trauma to the body. much rather be an ob/gyn and do some good that way :) amloveaffair 6 years Ehhhhh neither :/ SDTransplant 6 years Agree with ladychaos. I can't be a surgeon because my hands would shake (and because I don't like the sight of blood). ladychaos 6 years Gyno...because I don't have too steady of hands and I can't deal with the sight of cutting/ sticking a needle into flesh.