My wife’s a physician too, so talking with the kids almost every day we had a story about an unusual case, or a diagnosis we made.
I’d tell my kids, “There’s not many jobs where someone really thanks you like 20 times a day.” And in medicine, they do. Most of my patients give me a genuine and heartfelt “Thanks” at the end of an appointment, even if I tell them things that they probably don’t want to hear. I think there’s not that many professions where people are very thankful for what you’re doing for them. For me, that’s my energizer.