Dont make fun of me, but I really have enjoyed these last 2 months as a Sub-I on a general surgery service. Perhaps its the group I am working with, the variety of cases or the schedule but its really growing on me. In a few months I will be preparing to start my surgical training. I have thought about what I might want to do and so far everything seems interesting...well, except vascular...not into that. But Recontructive surgery, Colorectal and HPB have all been great. I have even enjoyed the oncological cases I have been a part of. As of yet, nothing has really stood out as the "ah-ha!" specialty. So what about general surgery? In talking with attendings they all light up when I mention to them that I really enjoy general surgery. They tell me I will never be out of a job, never have a slow service and still be able to make good money. But I also see how hard these guys n gals work. The hours are tough and its often a lot of BS stuff. Any attendings or future GS out there care to comment on what drives them towards general surgery? What sort of practice type, reimbursement, demand and schedule are you looking at? I dont have many people to bounce ideas off of...all of my chiefs and upper years are trauma or plastics junkies! Thanks!