We know that more women are becoming doctors than ever before. So, where are female doctors most prevalent globally?
According to Sarah Feldman, writing for Statista:
“Tokyo Medical University for years falsified test scores for female applicants to systematically keep the number of women admitted to the school low, believing that once women got married and had children they would not be able to perform their duties as doctors.”
“According to OECD data, rates of female doctors vary by country with women making up anywhere from a solid majority to a small minority of doctors in a given country. Despite this wide range of female professionals in this highly skilled sector of health care, the overall health workforce is still largely composed of women.”
The United States still has a long way to go.
“At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.”
Each month, the organization provides a very useful online newsletter. Here are some highlights from the August 2018 newsletter:
Monthly Giving Helps Us Continue Our Mission
This inspirational video is from a speech made by Randy Pausch at Carnegie Mellon University. To date, it has been viewed more than 19 million times. Sit back and watch. Note: It is 75 minutes long, so it may take a couple of viewings on your part. It is worth it!!
“Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more on Randy, visit: http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture .”
Today’s presentation is the third of three of the most inspiring speeches that I have ever seen. The first one we shared was Jim Valvano’s ESPY speech. The second was Steve Jobs’ incredible commencement speech at Stanford University.
Many people know Steve Jobs as the charismatic founder and CEO of Apple. He was truly one of a kind. And when his shares in Pixar were acquired by Disney, he became the largest shareholder at Disney.
Fewer people know that Steve Jobs fought a long and tenacious battle with pancreatic cancer. He tried every possible treatment to prolong his life. But ultimately, he succumbed in October 2011. [He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003.]
Today, we present the second of three of the most inspiring speeches that I have ever seen. The first one we shared was Jim Valvano’s ESPY speech. Below is Steve Jobs’ incredible and very personal commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005.
To me, there are three tremendous videos of presentations by those suffering from a terminal illness. Today, we cover Jim Valvano’s speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards show. Jim was a championship college basketball coach.
As the V Foundation Web site notes:
“Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”®
“With these words, Jim Valvano announced the beginning of the V Foundation for Cancer Research with ESPN’s support. During Jim’s memorable speech accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award at the inaugural ESPYS on March 4, 1993, his message was simple: cancer research needs our support.”
“Despite being weakened from his fight against cancer, he delivered an energetic and inspiring speech that brought the crowd to its feet. Although he passed shortly after his speech, Jim’s legacy lives on through the V Foundation.”
“For the past 25 years, the V Foundation has continued Jim’s message by funding incredible projects and researchers focused on finding and end to cancer. Because of the V Foundation’s generous supporters: More than $200 million has been awarded to cancer research and programs. 100% of every direct donation goes to cancer research. There are 16 million cancer survivors in the U.S., with that number expected to grow to 20.3 million by 2026.”
Previously, we cited inspirational quotes from Good Reads, Wisdom Quotes, and Brainy Quote. Here are several more such quotes.
These quotes are from Lifehack Quotes:
“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” Henry Ward Beecher
“The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.” Dodinsky
“The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.” William Phelps
“The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.” Goldie Hawn
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”Denis Waitley
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Previously, we cited inspirational quotes from Good Reads and Wisdom Quotes. Here are several more such quotes.
These quotes are from Brainy Quote:
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” Omar Khayyam
“Every day is a new day. You’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.” Carrie Underwood
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” Bernard Meltzer
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