Most of the patients had gone home today as it is Christmas day, so there wasn’t a lot for me to do. However, going to the hospice today has allowed me to reflect on the dedication and commitment to society you must have pledged in order to serve as a doctor. I’ve learnt the true extent as to how practicing Medicine isn’t just a job, but a complete lifestyle. At the hospice, the reception was closed as the administration staff had taken the day off for Christmas . However, the doctors and nurses were still at work, helping the patients and providing for them. Once a doctor, you will always be one…even Christmas Day doesn’t mean you can stop.