It takes years to become a practicing physician and if you want to specialize it takes even more years of continuing education. Whether you are a surgeon or a general practitioner keeping your skills up to date is crucial to providing your patients with the best care possible.
As you become more advanced in your career it is important for you to give back to the community and become an educator. You can train the next generation of doctors to give the best care possible to patients. Medicine needs ongoing training to keep your skills up to date. Medical schools, hospitals and the Association of Medical Educators are there to make sure that your skills are kept up to date.