15+ Year Member
- Jan 30, 2001
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Let it go. The point being made is you, a non-surgeon, do not know what is important for our training, so to say it is wrong and should be abandoned for something you feel is better is pointless. Do you think Navy SEALs should not endure "hell week" in their training, or do you think the ends justify the means? You are hearing from people who are currently or were recently in the surgery residency trenches who are telling you we feel having the experience of operating somewhat fatigued is (a) not as dangerous as you (and other people who have never done it) think it is and (b) is important because we know we will face that situation at some point in our career and want to have that experience in less stressful environments with more senior backup.Not sure where this came from. The fact that you cannot debate the shortening of work hours to those outside of the surgical profession, and I argue you are no different than any other medical professional, is bothersome.
The notion that "I am a surgeon and you cannot possibly understand" is not a position a moderator on this forum should be taking.