NATIONAL PHYSICIANS WEEK
National Physicians Week sets out March 25 -31 to honor the healers dedicated to the art of medicine. In 2017, National Physicians Week highlights the shortage of physicians in the United States against a growing landscape of minorities joining the ranks of doctors across the country at a time when it needs it most.
Every day, dedicated doctors provide quality care in every part of the country twenty-four hours a day. Whether it’s in an emergency room in Idaho or delivering a newborn in the suburbs of Philadelphia, a physician listens to symptoms, watches for signs, analyzes and consults to make, with the patient, the best decisions their years of training and dedication can provide.
National Physicians Week celebrates these dedicated healers and is an occasion for patients to recognize their doctor’s commitment to their care. During that week, colleagues take time to recognize the achievements of their fellow physicians as well.
In 2018, National Physician’s Week will be celebrated with the first, physician-led virtual conference. Co-hosted by Physicians Working Together and Zenxmed, the conference will be free to North-American based physicians with engaging speaker sessions to help physicians improve their practice, navigate the political landscape, improve the relationship with patients and take action through advocacy groups
HOW TO OBSERVE
Throughout the week, take the opportunity to show your support and appreciation for your physician or a fellow professional with a red carnation. Encourage others and spread the word through social media by using #NationalPhysiciansWeek #ThanksDoc #WhiteCoatWonders.
Physicians Working Together (PWT) was founded in June 2015 by Kimberly Funches Jackson
MD, uniting physicians of all levels of training and specialties. PWT provides a platform for doctors to combine efforts and find solutions through shared physician experiences. Bringing the ailing patient-doctor relationship back to the central focus of healing and respect spurred Dr. Jackson to form PWT and ultimately National Physicians Week, which celebrated its inaugural year in 2016. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Physicians Week in December of the same year.
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