An earlier thread sorta dealt with this, but not fully...Are there any neurosurgery residencies out there that are somewhat bearable? (I know this is relative but...) I'm a third year and really feel a pull in that direction. I have the grades and scores and all to be competitive, but I don't know if the lifestyle is something I can handle (and I know that probably tells me something). But a recent thread seemed to hint that some places were not as bad. Also, I know Barrows advertised their call schedule on their website, and it seemed reasonable. Anyone with info or advice, I would be much obliged. Also, in particular, someone who knows about Chicago programs, that would be even more appreciated. Thanks in advance.