Inspired by user 'tsic219', I thought I might ask some questions to those here who are the gods among us (lol) 2 things: I live in Canada, and plan to goto school here, and I want to become a surgeon. First, what is it like? Seriously. Is it more pencil pushing and explaining than cutting? Do the surgeries make it worthwhile at the end of the day? Second, is the career overall worth it? Do you like it? is the pain caused by the patients you lose dulled by the ones you save? Finally, any recommendations for schools? Especially Canadian schools? Any other assorted tips at getting into/surviving the career? Thanks for anything you can tell me.