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BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1069
  1. Jon Durnian, specialist registrar in ophthalmology (
  1. Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool

    As anybody knows who has sat on an interview panel, people choose a career in medicine for different reasons—interests, steady job, tradition—but if you speak in depth to most medics we all feel that we are “doing our bit.” Working as hard as we do to help others is the crux of our career choice and, in spite of all the surrounding difficulties, is the main joy of being a doctor. Now for this we get reasonable remuneration and hopefully some degree of job satisfaction. Do other members of …

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