Dr. İpek Nurdan Işık talks about Medical Day, held on March 14th
Dr. İpek Nurdan Işık, responsible for the Dialysis Program in the Faculty of Health Sciences, recalled words of the Hippocrates, “Medicine is an Art”, relating to March 14th, Medicine Day.
Dr. Işık, said the modern medical education started at the time of Mahmut II. The first Medical Day was celebrated on March 14th, 1919 as a reaction of medical students fighting against foreign occupation forces during the occupation of Istanbul, at the end of the World War I.
Işık mentioned that during Health Week, which includes a Medical Day, they attract attention to national health problems, solutions, suggestions to problem, and personal rights. A traditional medical ball event is organized with the aim of devoting time for themselves, and to pick up morale and motivation.
Dr. Işık said doctors treat diseases and bring heath into patients lives. When patients are hopeless they have magical powers comfort them and patients show love and respect that does not typically exist in other professions.
Nowadays, many negative comments are said against doctors. But patients still value them without any expectations and reflect these feelings for their own doctors and for the institution that they get service from within their culture.
Dr. Işık said “We wish a Happy March 14th Medical Day for our doctors that work devotedly to raise health services to the highest quality level in our country and who have contributed to the health sector with valuable contributions. ”