Berlin - If you are wondering whether doctor would be the right profession in the future, you can advise: Look at Markus Müschenich. Müschenich, born in 1961 and trained doctor himself, has written book full of arguments for his dream job: "55 reasons to become doctor". Doctors have the most prestigious profession and work at the limits of life. You can work anywhere, still earn your money comparatively well and safely and never stay alone at parties - to name just few of the 55 reasons that Müschenich cites.
He puts many on almost 250 pages possible facets of being doctor, profession of which he still says: "I am doctor and love my job." In his foreword, he makes it clear that he is also against the zeitgeist, the complaints of colleagues and various Writes down scenarios of the future. Müschenich does not deny that some criticism is justified. But he points out: "This profession will continue to offer such an abundance of career opportunities and design opportunities in the future that no one who seriously wants to become doctor should be put off by existing problems."
For Frank Ulrich Montgomery, who presented Müschenich's book last Friday in Berlin, the "55 reasons" personally come bit too late: The President of the German Medical Association ( BÄK) is doctor with passion and has been promoting his profession for long time, like author Müschenich now. In Montgomery's family this was only recently successful, even before the book appeared, as he reported: his daughter started her medical degree few weeks ago.
The BÄK President nevertheless praised the new publication: “I think the book good, useful and necessary. ”In his opinion it cannot be denied that some framework conditions for doctors have deteriorated. But the legitimate complaints led to collateral damage, he pointed out: Young people wondered why they should actually become doctors. Book 55 gives good answers to this, "and even more in the subordinate clauses."
This is not the first time that the author Müschenich has thought about the framework conditions and the possibly underestimated possibilities of the medical profession, as he did with the Book presentation told. In the 1990s, when there were still significant number of unemployed doctors and the chances of employment were much worse than today, the trained pediatrician compiled handbook on alternative professional fields for doctors on behalf of the North Rhine Medical Association.
Now Müschenich found it it is tempting to think again about opportunities for doctors, albeit at different time. He still sees the abundance of possibilities: “As family doctor, you can deal with the whole person or with part of them, for example when decoding part of the genome,” he emphasized. "As doctor, you are in demand wherever you have to take responsibility."
Müschenich is convinced that in the next few years doctors in many places, not least in the clinics, will return more attention will be paid: “The textbook on economics has been dealt with,” he says, who until recently as member of the Sana Kliniken AG board had lot to do with economic issues. "If you want to avoid aloof decisions, you have to ask doctors."