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Letters Is being a doctor a vocation?

Doctors’ vocation: true satisfaction comes from what you put in

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 31 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1272
  1. Ieuan H Davies, consultant paediatric gastroenterologist
  1. Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK
  1. ieuan.davies{at}

Kar challenges doctors to consider why we chose medicine and what motivates us to continue.1 He offers insight as to his reasons but leaves more questions than answers.

Family influence contributed to my decision through a tacit understanding …

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