National Doctors' Day

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2024 DateMarch 30, 2024
2025 DateMarch 30, 2025

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National Doctors' Day commemorates the nation's doctors who have dedicated themselves to public service by helping to ensure the good health of US citizens. Doctors are qualified and licensed individuals who practice medicine of all forms. They include many types such as physicians, surgeons, specialists, anesthesiologists and pediatricians, who dedicate their lives to helping, healing and curing the sick and needy.

President George W. Bush designated March 30th as National Doctor's Day on October 30, 1990 in an effort to celebrate the sacrifices and contributions made by our nation's doctors. National Doctor's Day is observed annually on March 30th.

Facts & quotes about National Doctors' Day

  • According to CompHealth, in 2023, the median pay for Physicians and Surgeons was $258,500.
    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2022, the median pay for Physicians and Surgeons was $235,000 per year.
  • Eudora Almond, wife of Dr. Charles Almond, celebrated the first Doctor's Day in Winder, Georgia on March 30, 1933.
  • According to a study by AAMC, the average cost of attending a U.S Medical school as a nonresident is about $50,000 per year.
  • People pay the doctor for his trouble; for his kindness-they still remain in his debt - Seneca, ancient Roman philosopher.
  • A good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease - William Osler, Canadian physician and founder of John Hopkins Hospital

Top things to do for National Doctors' Day

  • Order a gift for your doctor. Find something related to medicine such as a spine keychain.
  • Send a personal "Thank You" note to your doctor to let them know you appreciate him/her.
  • Place a red carnation on a deceased physicians grave.
  • Drop by your doctor's office with a free lunch or a snack in appreciation of their dedication towards your health.
  • If you haven't been for a check up in a while, get one. Your doctor will be happy that you came in.

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