Ok before anyone tells me to do a search let me say I am fully aware this has been discussed many times before. I have read and participated in some of the previous posts. My question is, does anyone have any first hand knowledge of the market for CT surgery? Either personally or know someone in the field. I have read the articles and seen the predictions about the of shortage of surgeons with the retirement of 50% of the practicing surgeons wihtin the next 10 years. Who knows what the end result of the CABG vs Stent war will shake out to be, thus affecting the demand to replace those retiring surgeons. I have gone my entire medical career up to now wanting to become a CT surgeon. I am now in my PGY IV year, and would be looking to apply this year but decided to do a surgical critical care fellowship at the end of my third year. So I have another year to wait and ponder. I keep telling my wife I would do it for peanuts, although she doesn't seem to think its a great idea. Anyone have any personal insight??? Blade? ESU MD?