Being a doctor is definitely not an easy task. But often at times, I sit back and think about how lucky I am to be in this profession. Here are some of the reasons why:
Working with a team
I feel like one of the great things about this job is being able to work with a wide variety of people from nurses, to physiotherapists and pharmacists. With the NHS being the biggest employer in the United Kingdom, I get to meet so many different people. We are able to share different experiences growing up and about our journey into healthcare. Having a great team really helps, it doesn’t feel so much like work and you continue to treasure every day as it comes.
Seeing new cases everyday
One thing I love about medicine, is that no two days are the same. Yes, we do get a lot of the same cases for example community acquired pneumonia or heart failure, but each patient can present and respond to treatment differently. It really does keeps us on our toes.
Having knowledge about the human body is amazing. We get a glimpse first hand at the anatomy of the human body in surgical procedures for example. We are able to use imaging to look at other various organs and structures in the body. Having medical knowledge also comes in useful if someone we know is unwell, we are able to help and point them in the right direction in order to seek appropriate medical advice.
Having the opportunity to learn so many different skills