Paddy Barrett, MD shares his insights on viewing your career as a job vs. vocation.
A physician speaker recently claimed that the reason he wasn’t burned out was because he looked at being a physician as a job rather than a vocation. It’s true: being a physician can often feel like a job. Perceptions do count, especially when they’re our own. Believing that being a physician is a job or a vocation is your call and yours alone to make. However, when we start to dislike our job, that’s not so bad. It’s just a job, right?
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