Medicine Is Not A Profession

820 WordsSep 15, 20154 Pages
“A Patient is the most important person in our Hospital. He is not an interruption to our work; he is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our hospital; he is a part of it. We are not doing a favor by serving him; he is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.” It was the first day on my clinical rotations as a medical student when I read this inscribed outside one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the region and it has stayed on with me since then. My inspiration for medicine began well before my medical school, because of my mother who is a nurse. The satisfaction she had on her face after each day of work captivated me even as a young child. I realized that everything we do and learn is for serving patients, curing their disease and alleviating their suffering. It was the first time I understood that, medicine is not a profession, it is a passion, a higher calling. As I progressed through the basic science courses in medical school, I realized that studying all of them was not the end in itself, but pieces of a puzzle that fit into something much bigger. I was fascinated about learning how nervous system receives millions of bit of information, integrates it and determines responses made by our body. This made me spent extra hours in the physiology lab understanding features and interpretation of neurophysiological experiments with my mentors. My interest for neurology grew further during my clinical rotations in my medical school as well
Open Document