Mr Krishnan Ananthakrishnan
I have never regretted going into medicine. I'd do it again tomorrow, and I will be a Doctor, if I am reborn as a human being; One could count in one hand, how many vocation demands respect and public faith; I chose medicine–surgery–because it combined a pursuit for knowledge with a way to serve, to save lives, and to alleviate suffering and to improve quality of people’s lives.
The use of clinical knowledge and technical skills combined with the experience of dealing with a diversity of people on a daily basis, make surgery a field that is not only challenging and satisfying, but rewarding as well, both monetarily and to my emotional intelligence as well; Assisting people who are ill/injured or those in need has been and continues to be a rewarding dimension of the surgical profession for me.
I would certainly pursue a career as a surgeon again without a second thought. And I would highly recommend the surgical profession to my children or any young person who is interested in a career that requires a lot of you and gives you even more in return.