Male surgeon in scrubs washing hands

A day as a surgeon

You're a general surgeon at your local NHS hospital, and today you're working the 6pm evening shift.

You begin by checking the progress of a patient who's just had a breast removed to prevent the spread of cancer. She is recovering very well, and you advise her she'll be discharged from hospital shortly.

Moments later, you must perform an emergency life-saving operation on a car-accident victim, who has been rushed into surgery. After hours of complicated repairs to internal tissues, the patient looks set to make a good recovery. Work is fast-paced, stressful and often tiring, but there is no greater reward than using your skills to save lives.