Being a doctor is quite rightly a profession that is respected pretty universally. After all, being a doctor takes years of training, and the acquisition of a unique combination of skills. A good doctor must not only know the system of the human body in which they specialize—but they must also know all the other parts well, in order to take a holistic approach that understands no part of a patient's health exists in isolation. They must stay up to date with new developments in their field, from received wisdom that has been newly confirmed or proven to be nonsense, to new drugs or concerns about old drugs, to procedures and devices and which sort of patient might be suited to which new treatment.
To be a truly great doctor, of course, you must also be good with people. It is sometimes the unhappy duty of a doctor to give people the worst news of their life, and the way it is given will never be forgotten. A great doctor is a tremendous comfort, who can help a scared and sick person face their treatment with courage and tenacity. That's why not just anyone can be a doctor.
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