Is the life of a gen surg really that bad? I mean I'm not talking about trauma surgeon but just the private practice or HMO gen surg. It seems to me like they may work weekends but it's only rounding on patients in the morning (done by noon). My experience with my gen surg rotation so far seriously doesn't seem that bad. I mean yeah they have to wake up really early (4 am sometimes) but they get home around dinner time and they work weekends but again, get home by 1 usually. Obvs if you're on call you'll be busy, but it sure seems better than OB.