Perhaps more so now than ever before has the practice of medicine become a vocation as cardiologists are faced with new ownership structures and employers, additional requirements to an already loaded licensure, and the need to understand the business of medicine in addition to staying abreast of the latest developments and scientific guidelines when treating patients. Clearly, the art of practicing medicine is not for the weak of heart.
“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.” — Sir William Osler
This edition of the CardioSurve Newsletter seeks to not only highlight the challenges of cardiology today, but to also look for solutions that can help soften the burden our cardiovascular professionals face. We applaud their commitment to both the profession and their patients, and appreciate the sacrifices that they continue to make to support their art.