This week, I was only able to intern for two days because of a Veterans Day assembly that was held on Monday. When I did go into the OR on Tuesday, I was in the neuro department watching a lamenectomy and the beginning of a craniotomy. I found Tuesday to be very interesting, because I met a different neurosurgeon who was pretty easygoing and laid back. Like the other surgeons who I’ve spoken to before him, he asked what specialty that I was looking at. When I explained to him that I wanted to be a neurosurgeon, he was kind enough to explain the process to me. I may have researched the topic many times, but having a firsthand account of medical school and training was pretty interesting for me, and it was one of the highlights of my internship. On Wednesday I was back in the operating room watching more neurosurgeries. I watched a couple of spinal surgeries, and one of the doctors was kind enough to give me a stepping-stool (the table was really high up and it was impossible to see anything on it), and he explained what he was doing and why he was doing it. Towards the end of the surgery, he let me come closer and showed me the spine, and some of the major nerve bundles that are visible. Overall, this week, I met surgeons, nurses, and surgical techs who were all really down-to-earth people, and I honestly did not expect that from people who were working in the OR.