If you were to ask a medical student why it was that they wanted to become a doctor, they will no doubt mention saving lives, money and respect as the reasons why they would like to go on to become the next Dr Jonathan Lauter or another successful doctor who they have been inspired by.
Whilst doctors are very much deserving of the wages that they earn, such is the importance of their jobs, and of course, they do save lives regularly, for what reason are they respected so much? Well the truth is that doctors most definitely earn this level of respect though what they do in their jobs and how they conduct themselves and here are just a few reasons why these medical professionals command quite so much respect.
As we mentioned at the top of the article, doctors have the power, skill and knowledge to save people’s lives and this is something that in reality, only they can do. Doctors do not just save lives in terms of helping people’s hearts to start again, they also help people to avoid death through education, through the treatment of diseases and through the hard work which they put in each and every day to learn new ways of tackling diseases and problems.
Hard Working Nature
Another reason why doctors are valued and respected so much is because they must work so incredibly hard in order to become a doctor in the first place. Unlike many students, wannabe doctors cannot flunk classes, arrive late or hungover, on the contrary in fact and throughout their education, doctors need to be hard working and studious. Not only must they work hard whilst other students can relax a little, once most students finish their education, doctors must go on for another 4 years through med school before they even walk in to a hospital. Many people envy the work ethic which doctors have and this is yet another aspect which we respect about them.
Such is the nature of a doctor’s job, they cannot take sick days or enjoy plenty of free time and they must be fully dedicated and completely professional at all times. This level of professionalism is most impressive and this is yet another reason why we hold so much respect for these men and women. Everyone can have a bad day when they are not quite ‘at it’ but doctors cannot, one day such as this and someone could die, or someone could get mis-diagnosed or a surgery may not go to plan, the consequences of a doctor doing his or her job unprofessionally do not bear thinking about and this is why they are always so professional and dedicated to what they do.
Being a doctor most certainly comes with a great deal of respect but this is a respect which is earned through commitment, professionalism, dedication to patient well-being, and a tremendous amount of hard work.