Just finished up my Surgery rotation and wow hahahaha was it the most worthless, meaningless and least enjoyable experience of medical school. Medical students' role on this rotation consist of: 1) Cutting sutures with a pair of scissors like a kindergartner 2) Retracting skin for multiple hour long procedures....what fun!!! 3) Getting yelled at by di**head attendings, scrub techs (lmao) and nurses for "contaminating the sterile field" if you blink the wrong way. Seriously....scrub techs?? Don't these people make like minimum wage? Why do they think they're some sort of badass authority figure in the OR environment? 4) Watching a TV monitor for hours if you're not the student scrubbed in, again, for multiple hour long boring ass procedures. 5) Rinse and repeat the above and you essentially have the daily experience of an MS3 on the Surgery clerkship. Combine that with the getting up at 4 am, weekend calls, 12-16 hour long daily shifts, having zero time to study and just being in an environment with loud, obnoxious, annoying people who talk too much and therefore make it impossible to ever get any reading done and I'm genuinely baffled as to how anyone likes this loser specialty. These people have no lives either. Their entire life is the OR. Pathetic lmao!!! I tried to feign interest as much as I could during the first week or two but just couldn't do it anymore. The final two weeks I basically just ignored the attendings and gave off the impression that I didn't give a sh** about anything they were doing, and that I wasn't interested taking an "optional overnight call" with them to watch some lame, boring procedure I've seen 50 times already. Even skipped a few days calling in sick. Anyone else feel this rotation is useless? Very little, if anything, is actually learned on this rotation that is relevant to anything you'll be doing in your career. So glad it's over.