As a general surgeon, I never thought of research in my field. What I liked was to operate and is in the operating room. It was through my professor and master and doctoral advisor that I discovered the possibility of researching surgery. I learned that through research in medicine, we could evaluate established treatments, scientifically validate dogmas or paradigms that were once unquestionable, and apply evidence-based surgery for the benefit of our patients. In this sense, I noted the importance that senior researchers in surgery services should encourage young people and offer knowledge on how to design research, from the methodology of studies, collection of primary and secondary data, and analysis of complex data to the publication of the result in the form of a manuscript. Work on the use of techniques to innovate and translate research results in the real-world process of operational activity. As I am not so young anymore, I think that training the next generation of surgeons in research is of fundamental importance.