Hii! Im a medblr too I guess but Im still at the beginning of the course. I was wondering if you've always been good with surgical procedures and anatomy from the start. I am very much interested in trying a surgical specialty but I dont stand out in anatomy and am a tad bit clumsy. Ive never had any surgical classes though. How did you know you could do it?
I’ve always been really interested in surgery and I am a pretty clumsy person too! I think that once you have a few surgeries under your belt and learn the ropes things start to become more like second nature to you and you begin to calm your nerves and relax hence no clumsiness.
Prior to my Anatomy & Physiology classes I took Intro to Human Bio, Human Bio and Advanced Human Bio so both of my A&P classes were pretty easy by that point because I had already had a great understanding of the human body and just built upon my knowledge.
The only reason I have “Surgical Classes” (classwork/lectures/clinical/labs) is because I’m getting my degree in Surgical Technology and it’s a large part of the required knowledge and skills I need to be successful. I’m not quite sure what you’re studying in school but you could always call your local hospital and ask to shadow a Doctor/Nurse/Surg-Tech in the OR and see if you could handle it or if it is something that you would really be interested in pursuing!
If you want it badly enough you will figure out a way regardless of any situation to be successful in school and have a great career in the OR!
Good Luck!! :)