It feels different at different times and different situations.
On admission to medical college, we are on cloud nine and presume having opened the doors to rich and prestigious life, added to the prestige of family and declared our readyness to serve the humanity.
Completing the bond and struggling to get PG we regret our decision to have entered this stream specially when we see our contemporaries going in to jobs and marrying happily.
Completed PG, full of knowledge and skills, again struggling to settle, raises anger and frustration, why is this world not recognizing our worth?
In to the profession finally, it is a daily grind of duties and responsibilities and conflict between personal and professional life. You have good days and bad, winning moments and defeats, ecstasy and depression and life goes on.At times we are made to feel villain and devil, when we are not able to save life. Bad publicity, consumer forum, police report and inquiries. It pains enormously when people do not understand our limitations.It is not as rosy as imagined. Being in medicine is not the destination but an endless journey on not an express way but on paved road with many twists and turns.At the end of the day, I think, with all good and bad, this is the most blessed profession where we save life and return happiness. Our knowledge and skills give invaluable and incalculable returns. Sending someone home with smile makes us forget all the pains and makes profession meaningful.
Ashok Banga, Doctor-Pediatrician, an impatient optimist.
Source: Quora Digest