Is it at all possible, as a surgeon, to work 40-60 hours per week (as an attending)?
Nah, as a surgeon, I will earn enough without having to kill myself with work, so not earning every last penny isn't too important. Family is also important. BTW Kimberli, can you tell me some of the subspecialties that don't require a lot of time (or can all of them be flexible?) so that I will know what to search for? I am sure there are tons of threads on sub-specialites, but it would help if I narrowed the search down to a few, I think.
On a side note, great avatar Kimberli .