Resident physicians, medicine’s last hope?

Physician satisfaction is at an all-time low, and many doctors discouraging their children from entering medicine. In this context, Edwin Leap rallies the residents of all specialties:

Before you can blink, you’ll be entering a world of practice where physicians all around honestly think that patients are miserable drains on their time and personal finances, and who will try everything possible to avoid seeing or touching the sick, wounded and dying who inhabit your places of employment. In the midst of the lassitude of many, go out and remember that you may well be the last hope on earth for many humans.

If you remember that medicine is a calling, and that people need you, perhaps it “will keep you happier than any political reform or paycheck ever could.”

Let’s hope so.

topics: intern, resident

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