Being a physician means you are involved in the lives of many people. While there may be instances when an outcome is not the positive one you may have hoped for, there are also times that things do go well, or something that happens that leaves you feeling fulfilled by your job. Interviewers like to know the things that make you feel happy or well-accomplished in your job.
"There are many things that are special about being a family practice physician. Being a family practitioner gives me the opportunity to get to know my patients and care for them, often for the long-term versus being an emergency room or specialty physician who may only see a patient a few times. The bonds that we develop with patients is really awesome."
"Being a family practitioner is a great opportunity. I don't know if I could choose one thing that alone makes being a family physician special. I like the feeling of being able to work in a family atmosphere that I get being a general practitioner."
"Having the opportunity to care for people in need is a special feeling in itself. Being a physician makes me feel even more special because I have learned skills and obtained knowledge about things that others rely upon to help improve not only their quantity of life, but the quality of their life. That means more than words can tell."