A career in neurosurgery may take a substantial toll on an individual?s body and mind. From the ?baptism by fire? experienced by a brand-new junior resident, to keeping one?s head above water as the residency proceeds, to the realization shortly after graduation of being responsible for the health and welfare of one?s patients, and finally to the difficulties of lifelong challenges in patient care and administration, neurosurgeons are under continual stress that varies considerably among individuals and lasts for the duration of one?s career.
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