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.
National Doctors Day honors the professionals for their dedication and contributions to society and the community. Their dedication puts the patient first time and again. On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones.
Healthcare today is more complex than ever. With more advancements, tools, and information at their fingertips, doctors have an overwhelming job to diagnose and treat their patients every day. This is the day to honor the ones who see us 365 days a year. In every city and hospital, in our military, and in our rural communities, doctors pave the way to better healthcare for their patients.
In the United States alone, hundreds of thousands of doctors lead the fight against disease and illness. They specialize and continue to seek advanced treatments and cures for debilitating conditions. Throughout the pandemic, doctors showed up—on the front lines, in the hospitals, at the office, and even via telemedicine. Their commitment and dedication to patients during these most trying times, has forever changed the way people view doctors.
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.
Sermo physicians are using our platform to talk about what inspired them to go into medicine, and what being a doctor means to them. 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.
Below, Sermo physicians from around the world share their professional insights, perspectives, and opinions on this important topic—in their own words:
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)
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