Wednesday, January 5, 2011
On Being A Doctor
Of course it was preaching to the crowd. A story of a physician who found doctoring much less then expected. Stressful, time consuming, frustrating. So rarely did he feel like he was doing what he went to medical school to do...helping his fellow man.
Some in the crowd shook their head in agreement. Others nodded vigorously in disapproval.
And the lights came up. Dr Wes said a few more words. Then Nancy Pando asked the physicians in the room to stand. Reluctantly men and woman arose and looked around. Then something unexpected happened. The crowd started to applause. Loudly and with exuberance.
And briefly I felt profound pride in myself and my profession.
Sadly this gratifying moment was quickly overshadowed by a sobering realization.
Although I cant explain why......lately I feel something completely different in relation to being a physician...
Posted by Jordan Grumet at 5:31 PM