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Does A Stereotypical Surgical Personality Exist?

Fri, 09/24/2010 - 6:37am
Shawn Vuong

Recently, our class learned and practiced how to correctly ’scrub’ for surgery. During this little lab activity, we were all gowned up and washing our hands when a couple of classmates asked if I was going to be a surgeon.

I said I didn’t really know yet, although I did find surgery pretty fascinating. With that, they told me that they thought I would make a good surgeon due to the fact that I always seemed calm and collected, but at the same time confident enough to tell people what to do. I told my classmates that the act I’m pulling has them fooled, and I continued on with the lab. But it got me thinking, what is the surgical personality and do I have it?

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