Choosing a path toward surgery first requires the choice to go to Medical School. That decision can be made throughout your undergraduate and post graduate years. The vast majority of us were “PreMeds” in undergraduate, taking the requisite courses to apply to medical school. Most of us were Science majors (biology, biochemistry, etc); I chose the Humanities, as a philosophy major and a biology minor. I studied hard to keep up a high GPA and often wondered if I had made a good choice while my friends were “partying” on the weekends. The road to surgery is gruelling, and requires steadfast commitment to academic achievement. Once you’ve made your choice, you go all the way–“half of the way” won’t get you there.