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A doctor’s legacy
 

A doctor’s legacy

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When you are gone, what will be your legacy as a doctor?
 
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25 Oct 2016 - General
 
I want to be remembered as a writer, medical and non-medical. I will see what I can do in the field of research or in the broad area of medical writing to make this happen. That is my large scale goal so to speak. I just need to take my baby steps. For my patients: I want to be remembered for being kind and caring. For my colleagues: I want to be remembered the same way actually. I will do my share to try and make a difference in medical outreach. If I am lucky I would like to establish a medica...
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I can only wish to be a legacy in my field, that must be something, huh? I don't know, I do not do significant research so my contribution may never be in that sense, but perhaps I'd love to be remembered as someone with an altruistic heart. Just last weekend I joined a Christian missionary team to the mountains of Mindoro and we served the Mangyan tribes. Since I started serving in Christian missions, I have felt a different kind of fulfillment and purpose. I may not have amazing contri...
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Jennifer Winter , this is a great topic! I want to be remembered as a doctor who was always put the interest of his patients first and was very passionate about the field of rehabilitation medicine. Patient care is the most essential thing and the very fiber of being a doctor. I want my patients to be comfortable during consult (I know some patients who are scared to go to their doctors for consult). As for being...
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Since being meticulous comes in the nature of my specialty, I'd say I want to be remembered for my surgical skills (although I still have a lot to learn) and contribution to the development of the specialty (which frankly, as of now, there's none!). Its nice to be remembered, but we have to bear in mind that society easily forgets, and this should not be the driving force to better ourselves. For me its enough to have had the privilege to help others in a meaningful way. Not everyone is ...
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How do you want to be remembered? Sometimes when we realize our mortality we begin to reminisce on the things we have done and what else we want to do. Maslow's hierarchy of needs has self-actualization at the top of the pyramid. Though we know there are other things we need to fulfill first the need to self-actualize lingers often. As doctors we at some point or another as we see people come and go think about if we will be remembered. We may not all make big marks on this world with names ...
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