I'm on surgery right now, and even though it's early in the rotation, so far it's confirmed what I've suspected for a long time: surgery is where I want to be. I let it drop in passing to my attending that I want to be a surgeon, but haven't officially sat down with anyone to discuss it further. When is a good time to do this? The mid-rotation evaluation, or is that too late? I'm a little concerned about having this discussion too early also, because my major deficit is research (i.e., I have none, lol.) I definitely want to do research with the surgery department at my school, but I'm concerned that they'll expect me to jump onto a project during my surgery rotation, and as a non-trad with a family, I'm not sure I could swing this. Thoughts?