Whether you’re considering medical school, well into your undergrad, or trying to nail down a specialty, it’s always beneficial to hear from those who’ve been through it and came out the other side. We interviewed Surgical Resident James Park to share do’s, don’ts and random advice from someone who’s gotten through the first two years of residency and is still going strong.
What led you to specialize in General Surgery?
What can med students do during their preclinical years to get exposure to general surgery?
What study hacks or methods worked best for you during med school?
What’s the best advice you’ve received during your residency or medical school so far?
What tools or resources do you recommend as “must haves” for new residents that are about to start their surgery residency?
Which was harder? The first or second year of your residency?
Do you watch any medical related TV series such as Scrubs or Grey’s Anatomy? If so, which TV show do you think is the most similar to real-life?
What do you do or avoid doing to best prepare yourself before surgery? Anything you do to improve hand stability?
What is the most difficult surgical procedure you have done?
What’s the weirdest/most interesting reason someone had for needing surgery you’ve come across so far?