The medical profession is known in the world for being one of the most rigorous, but we also cannot ignore the vocation of solidarity, effort, and care that doctors offer every day to those who need it most.
While it is true that some factors outside the profession can make the doctor feel unmotivated to continue, here are three reasons why medicine will continue to be one of the best professions in the world and why many doctors should feel proud.
Offers good prestige
The medical career in Mexico is one of the longest. The degree can last an average of 6 years, but to this must be added the specialty, which lasts approximately 5 years, depending, of course, the specialty you want to study, not to mention the masters and doctorates that can be taken later. However, the sense of achievement is what drives many students and doctors not to give up. According to a survey conducted by the magazine Education for Health, in the United States, many health professionals responded that they decided to study medicine because of the status that many doctors have for their achievements and profession, so working as such offers a prestigious distinction.
Danielle Ofri, a primary care physician, told the New York Times in 2011 that gratitude from patients is one of the great benefits of her profession. In fact, a survey found that many doctors share the same point of view. Some of them pointed out that pride and a sense of satisfaction in helping people are great incentives to carry out their work with great enthusiasm.
As we mentioned in the first point, at the end of the specialty you can continue studying by taking a master’s degree which can have a minimum duration of two years. After the master’s you can study a doctorate and continue refresher courses. Doctors are known to never finish learning, so many healthcare professionals find this highly rewarding. Many doctors have mentioned that discoveries in the field of health make this work highly complex, but at the same time fascinating.
Medical Profession: Occupation based on the performance of tasks aimed at promoting and restoring health and identifying, diagnosing and curing diseases applying a body of specialized knowledge of its own superior level, in which the spirit of service presides and in which the benefit of the patient before their own, and for which the parties are required to guarantee:
- The production, use and transmission of scientific knowledge
- Permanent improvement to provide the best possible assistance
- The application of knowledge in an ethical and competent manner, and
- That professional practice be oriented towards the health and well-being needs of individuals and the community.
Medical Professional: A doctor or qualified doctor committed to the ethical and deontological principles and values of the medical profession and whose conduct adheres to said principles and values.
Medical Professionalism: A set of ethical and deontological principles, values and behaviors that support the commitment of medical professionals to serve citizens, that evolve with social changes, and that guarantee the trust that the population has in doctors.
Health professionals perform an essential job in any society and have several reasons to be proud.
There is a time when everyone must decide what they want to dedicate to for the rest of their life. In some cases, it can be a complicated decision and in others, it is something simple because the desired profession has always been clear. But in the case of doctors, it stands out not only for its essential work but for the many satisfactions it produces.
It is clear that it is one of the noblest professions that exist because its ultimate goal is completely altruistic. In this way, below we list some of the reasons that make you feel proud of being a doctor.
See the recovery of patients
Within your daily activities, you will always attend to patients who come with you because they have a health problems. Thanks to your preparation, training and empathy you can achieve not only his recovery but also become his family doctor and generate a long-term relationship.
Vocation of service
One of the main characteristics of becoming a doctor is having a vocation of service. Over the years it is an aspect that will increase due to your direct contact with patients.
If there is one thing that makes all doctors proud, it is that it is one of the most respected professions in the world. Simply observing a person in a white coat and stethoscope is enough to be recognized anywhere.
Within the medical profession, there is no room for conformism or stagnation. To keep abreast of the advances within your profession, the idea is that you always try to take workshops or studies that are not only of curricular value but that helps you to improve continuously.
Usually, patients come to the doctor’s office with signs of illness or injuries so that a wound can be treated or a diagnosis can be made. This may require examinations such as x-rays, computed tomography or laboratory analyses. In the next step, the doctor develops a therapy plan, prescribes treatments or medication, recommends surgery, or uses a knife himself to perform minor surgical interventions. Preventive and routine examinations are also part of everyday life.
General practitioners are responsible for minor or chronic illnesses and permanently follow the medical history of their patients. They vaccinate and check the overall health of the patient based on blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood values. They also make house calls for elderly or bedridden patients. In addition, they are the first point of contact to refer patients to a suitable specialist such as an orthopedic surgeon, eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist or internist.
Specialists such as X-ray, anesthetic and nuclear medicine specialists as well as surgeons also work at clinics. All doctors spend a large part of their working time on administrative tasks and documenting the treatment.