Physicians are not robots.
The health care system (and the corporate world in general) turns idealistic students into jaded and cynical professionals. They become small pieces in a profit-obsessed machine. They count down the days until retirement.
We have to beat this system. And to do that, we must protect at all costs our humanity and creativity. We have to challenge the notion of how a doctor “should” be by embracing the things that make us unique.
If we want to recreate health care, don’t we need some creativity?
(Thank you to everyone who is featured in this video.)
Jamie Katuna is a medical student. She can be reached on Facebook.