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Celebrating Sermo doctors

On National Doctors’ Day, we at Sermo are celebrating and recognizing all the contributions doctors make to their patients, communities, and to the world at large. And Sermo physicians are using our platform to talk about what inspired them to go into medicine, and what being a doctor means to them. 

Doctors not only make great contributions, but they make great sacrifices as well—on their journey through medical school and as practicing physicians. In fact, in a recent poll of about 900 global Sermo physicians, 88% said they find themselves sacrificing personal experiences for their profession. Despite this, 65% said that if they had the opportunity to choose their career all over, they would not make any changes. Nineteen percent said they would choose a different specialty, and 17% said they would choose a different career path altogether. 

When asked what inspired Sermo doctors to go into medicine, here is how they responded:

  • 46% said “I just wanted to help others”
  • 45% said “I loved school and subjects pertaining to biology and health”
  • 32% said “my parents or family members”
  • 11% said “following in a parent’s footsteps”
  • 6% said “the money”

Sixty-three percent of Sermo physicians said that being a doctor is different than they imagined it would be. And 72% would recommend this career path to a young person contemplating medicine. Here is more of what they have to say about being a doctor:

i’m grateful to have the opportunity to help change peoples lives. I love my job now as much as l did over 30 years ago when I first started.

Pulmonology/Respiratory Medicine

Finding brothers along the way, discovering new ways to make things right and watching the smile of a parent, brother, son or family after you have done now lob is all the best part of it.

Pediatrics (excluding surgery)

Since I was a child I always wanted to be a doctor, and being in the race I immediately knew that my thing was pediatrics. I love my profession, I love serving children.

Pediatrics (excluding surgery)

I love being a pediatrician – I get to see my patients grow up and become great people!

Pediatrics (excluding surgery)

Making the difference in somebody’s life is the best thing about being a doctor.

Pulmonology/Respiratory Medicine

The best part of being an oncologist is getting the Christmas cards, wedding announcements, graduation cards all from people that weren’t expected to be there.

Oncology

A great profession if you like being a lifelong student and helping others, while earning a good living.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My work is my passion. I have delivered thousands of babies, whole families sometimes. I enjoy traveling globally to teach surgery. I am fulfilled with mu career.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

I love my career, if they make me choose again I would choose it a thousand times, despite all the sacrifices that are made and thousands of moments that I could not share with my family. Being able to see my patients grow up healthy and strong is priceless.

Pediatrics (excluding surgery)