Medical Profession

Medicine is a time honored noble  profession. It is a life saving profession.  It is not a trade, and making a profit should not be your aim. There should be a large component of service which implies personal sacrifice. The labeling of patients as clients has somewhat undermined this concept. What is medical professionalism? It is the basis of medicine’s contract with society. It demands placing the interests of patients above those of yourself, setting up and maintaining standards of competence and integrity, and providing expert advice to society in matters of health. Essential to this contract is public trust in medical doctors and nurses which depends on the integrity and expertise of individuals and the whole profession. We live in a materialist world with many temptations; but you always have a choice. Make the right one. The trust of patients cannot be breached. Medicine is a noble profession and it is up to you to keep it that way. It is also a stressful one, but do persevere. To borrow from John F. Kennedy: “For you there is a new world to be won.” 

Over centuries, the Medical fraternity has maintained the ethical standards. Their magnificent contributions and landmark discoveries in medical sciences and innovations in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques have revolutionized patient care, saved countless lives, and significantly improved longevity and the quality of human life. Beyond its scientific and technical contributions, medicine is uniquely fulfilling as a, ‘Noble profession’. In return, it has been accorded the respect of society, of other professions as a noble profession imbued with eminence, dignity, high ideals, and ethical values. 
From Dr: M.Suryanarayanan