I was having a conversation with some colleagues recently about surgeons who really shouldn't be surgeons.
For example, they were talking about surgeons who just had clumsy hands or were bad at suturing. One person told me about a CT surgery fellow who had a HORRIBLE essential tremor.
The problem is that generally people are accepted to surgery residencies based on grades and research. And maybe even interpersonal skills. But how can you even tell if a med student is clumsy with his hands? Aren't they all?
I guess I feel sort of bad for a surgery resident who discovers that they really kind of suck at surgery. But what can they do at that point?
(Also, I feel sorry for their patients.)