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Something to consider in considering a specialty, from a surgeon in practice. Every year you must prove you do not have HIV or Hep C to the College of Physicians and surgeons on Ontario. If you test positive, you may no longer operate. You may live the clean life of a Buddist monk, but if you get something splashed in your eye, or a needle stick from a patient with Hep C, you will no longer really be able to practice surgery. The Hepatologists figure there a a whole host of baby boomers out there infected with Hep C, thank you sexual revolution. Add this to the calculus of considering your future specialty, it would suck to have to change specialties, and be infected, in the middle of residency. Wish you luck in your career endeavors. Dr. McGraw