It’s scary when you think about it, but the truth is that if we need surgery, our lives are basically in surgeons’ hands. That being the case, it’s not enough for surgeons to be book-smart; they also need to have steady hands and incredible attention to details. After all, they don’t cut into their patients with books. A Japanese hospital is changing the rules when it comes to testing young surgeons. Kurashiki Central Hospital has adopted a new way of testing student’s skills and all young surgeons have to pass a unique set of challenges in order to get accepted. Here’s what they are.