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Life of General Surgeon in the military

Discussion in 'Military Medicine' started by threepeas, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. threepeas

    threepeas Senior Member
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    Feb 20, 2005
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    i am very familar (through my work as a surgical PA) with the pseudo-frustrating lifestyle general surgeons are struggling with in the private sector. can anyone comment on the job satisfaction, lifestyle, hours, etc. military life offers vs the private sector? thanks
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  3. FliteSurgn

    FliteSurgn This space for rent.
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    Jul 15, 2003
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    I absolutely hate my life as a general surgeon in the military. Operative volume sucks, support staff sucks, command structure sucks, etc. I anxiously await my transition into the civilian sector where I'll actually get to use my skills, be appreciated, have support staff that know what they are doing, and being able to choose when and where I live/work.

    There are several past threads that I and others have contributed to which will give further details about surgery in the military. Here's a recent one.


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