Service is what you can give the vast majority of your patients who are neither emergent nor truly in need of medicine. It’s the way you can make a bad day for someone a little bit better, no matter how trivial the gesture or mundane the task seemed at the time. It’s the thing that makes even the renal roundup and interfacility transfers worth your time. And it’s the thing that your patients will always remember, even the ones who were truly emergent and desperately in need of the best medicine we can provide.
Read the whole thing, and thank you for your service.