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Nov 1, 2008
Medical Student
What are your thoughts on the amount of medical management neurosurgeons actually do (tons / none) and the amount they should do?

Some people enter surgical fields because they don't want to deal with too tedious much medical management (k... we'll up your metformin...), but I've also hear others say that the complexity of some of these patients' medical issues (i.e., cerebrovascular patients in the NICU) makes things exciting, in addition to the procedures themselves. Thoughts?

Would you rather be more hands-on with your patients, or punt to the ICU staff / medical teams? Aside from which you'd prefer, which do you do more often?