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Would You Rather Be a Surgeon or a Gynecologist?

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?
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KateK KateK 8 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 minxa25 8 years
don't know I neither really ... I would like to be a pediatrician
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
totally a surgeon. either trauma or ENT. i'd really like to work with operation smile.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 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 aimeeb 8 years
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
Neither. Too squeamish to be a doctor.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
Yes, I surprised myself. I was not squeemish at all in A&P class!
Colleeninator Colleeninator 8 years
Oh goodness, neither.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Neither of these are for me.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Surgeon. I just don't think I could do gyno.
margokhal margokhal 8 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 hithatsmybike 8 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 teegaall 8 years
Surgeon. I don't know if I could examine other women.
cordata cordata 8 years
surgeon ... i loved undergrad anatomy class
lms lms 8 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 pharm_chick 8 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 OHmeetsBK 8 years
PinkLizzie PinkLizzie 8 years
Gyno ... Surgery is a little hardcore for me, I think.
Spectra Spectra 8 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 aeschere 8 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 amloveaffair 8 years
Ehhhhh neither :/
SDTransplant SDTransplant 8 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 ladychaos 8 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.
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