Ok, look, I rarely post on this site. Although, I will admit I sometimes read what others write for input. However, I was unable (or unmotivated) to find anything pertinent. So...here's my selfish story. I have had a ton of anxiety and depression as of late, because I am seriously split between two fields. Now, let me preface, when I say what they are, your response will most likely be: "What the f***." General surg or psychiatry. I think the extreme difference between the two is reflective of my own personality, in that, I am fairly extreme in my actions and thoughts. Basically, I don't know which way I want to go in my life. I think a lot of reservations regarding psych are stigma-based or even culturally based. I feel like I can easily understand it, talk with patients, and so on...it feels natural. However, it almost feels too easy. I'm also displeased with the lack of actualy medicine in psych. I fear that I may end up feeling useless or inferior. I don't want to entirely lose those skills. Now, surgery also felt natural. Although, I think it would be more of a challenge to learn and practice, for me. That is almost undeniable. I'm not too excited about the work hours and amount of motivation in order to become one. Yet, I think the starkness of it, I mean that in a literal and figurative sense, it so appealing. I think my main reservation is that I feel I may not be good enough to be a surgeon. Now, this may seem trite, and I apologize if it does, but this has really been upsetting me. I am literaly oscillating between the two, on an hourly basis. I'm setting up rotations for 4th year and I've basically ignored setting up psych ones. I assume for some unconcious reason. Oh, yea, and my mother is animinate that I should not become a psychiatrist. (shrugs) When I polled my close friends, a majority said surgery, but there have been psychiatry. I'm not even sure what I'm asking for, just opinons etc. regarding the two fields? What people think, have experienced and so on? I'm really lost as hell.