I just finished my first day of gen surg as a gen surg resident. What a fabulous day! I started at 6, and just got home now at 8:30pm. I spent the morning covering the ward, but then at 2 I was paged to the OR. 3 lap choles - i even got to clip the artery and the cystic duct. I was promised by my staffman that by the end of the week i'll be doing most of it by myself. THen there was a messy total cholectomy that I did with my senior resident. I got lots of practice suture ligating the mesentaries (actually my fingers are still aching). The last case was a ventral hernia repair, which i did all by myself (with close supervision of coarse). What a great day! I just had to share!