Hi.I work in med-surgical area plus high dependency unit in the ward for three years. from my view of point, I think it was interesting and challenging. Challenging in the sense of dealing with different diagnosis and different care that you have to provide in the same day and same time. I also agree with EGRADNURSE about the ward condition when you are working in med-surgical ward. you have to attend to the patient, doctors, and even the relatives. yes, you will feel the stress in the ward, but I beg you really will learn a lot from the ward. you will learn how to deal with multicomplain patient , fussy patient or relatives, sarcastic doctor, attend to emergency, manage your time etc. it was a challenging ward. so I strongly recommend that you start with med and sur ward before you go to other specialise area.