There are some professions which just instantly command respect and one of those positions is that of a doctor. People like my great friend the brilliant Dr. Balpal Sandhu are absolute pillars of our communities and they really do deserve to be treated in such a way. Recently we had some questions from you guys around our careers posts asking why exactly it was that doctors have this level of respect shown to them, far more than some other professions. Well I can’t speak on those other professions and why they don’t get the respect that a doctor does, but I can explain exactly why these men and women deserve the respect and adulation which they receive.
Some people are blind to the height of the achievement it is just to become a doctor who is able to practice medicine. Unlike most of us who finish high school, do three years at college and then go on to get a career, these men and women have to study for at least 8 years, pass one of the world’s most difficult exams and only then can they begin to properly train for their career. They must then impress in the position and be recommended by another doctor before they are able to practice. This passion and drive to get to where they want to is certainly worthy of our respect.
Doctors do not just sacrifice their time during their study years, once they become a doctor they are forced to sacrifice so much more than that. The rate of divorce amongst doctors is incredibly high, the number of doctors who are forced to cancel parties, events and family time is massive and they do all of this so that we can live better lives. There is too much sacrifice which the average member of the public has absolutely no idea about, and if they knew then they would understand exactly why these men and women are owed all of our respect.
Let us be completely honest about this, anyone who has the skill and the knowledge to save someone’s life is most certainly deserving of our respect and our admiration. This is what doctors are doing on a daily basis, they are improving people’s lives and they are saving people’s lives and this is the profession which they have decided to dedicate their lives to. Think about the intelligence levels that a doctor has, don’t you think that they could be off making millions with that level of intellect? But instead there they are, using their skills and their intelligence to help us live a better life. For me this is the ultimate reason why doctors most certainly deserve all of the respect which comes their way and why everyone has to show them this level of respect.
Do you agree with doctors being respected as much as they are? What are your thoughts on the matter?