Surgeons care for patients and perform operations, treating life-affecting health conditions and even saving lives. These medical specialists need biology and chemistry to help them treat their patients effectively.
If you’re good at staying calm under pressure, have excellent hand-eye coordination and want to help others with the work you do, you might just have what it takes to become a surgeon.
Helping people on a daily basis through the work that you do
The opportunity to specialise in a particular type of surgery, depending on what interests you
Working as part of a team of medical professionals to provide the best possible care
Science – particularly biology – is the most important subject for aspiring surgeons. Focus on all aspects of science while you’re in school for the best chance of studying medicine at university, which can lead on to specific surgical training.
The practice of surgery dates back to the Ancient Egyptians in 1600 BC, more than 3,000 years ago! This ancient civilisation didn’t have anywhere near the technology that surgeons use today – their basic surgical tools were made from copper and bronze.
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