I am considering switching from urology into general surgery. Has anyone ever even done this or know someone who has??! I matched at a top-tier program, my #1 choice. Now that I'm finally in urology, all I think about is how much more badass general surgery was. I'm considering it for a whole host of reasons, but hepatobiliary, liver transplant, colon and rectal surgery would be some main ones. I feel just like this person...http://urologymatch.yuku.com/topic/2251#.VF4GbY10yHtI know the lifestyle sucks. I would love to talk to anyone who's even remotely considered this or know someone who has because I know it will obviously be a one-way street. There are a lot of program specifics I know we can't discuss on here, so feel free to email me at email@example.comThanks guys
Are you preliminary, uro1, uro2, etc. Because really your feelings should be based on your experience in Urology thus far. If you have not done a significant amount of Urology yet, then I would hold on making such a huge decision because, frankly, Urology is awesome.
Consider uro-onc. There are definitely some badass cases in this subspecialty - IVC tumor thrombectomy, RPLND, very vascular partial nephrectomies, etc etc.
If you really want to it'd be easy to make the transition from urology to gen surg. There's more than enough people looking to go the other way your program would fill your spot easily, don't worry that you'd be leaving your co-residents out to dry by taking more call etc. Of course if you regret the move it'd probably be a lot more difficult to come back.