National Doctors’ Day: What is it and Annual Promotions

CMEList March 10, 2022

Happy National Doctors’ Day! This special healthcare holiday is observed annually on March 30th. On this day, we celebrate physicians who dedicate themselves to taking care of patients and are an essential part of the medical community.

What is National Doctors' Day, and what rewards are there for doctors in 2022? Learn about the history of National Doctors’ Day and different CME promotions that will be going on to celebrate Doctors this year.

When is National Doctors’ Day?

National Doctors’ Day was first observed on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Elmond, the wife of a doctor, wanted to celebrate her husband’s career. Her way of celebrating? Eudora sent greeting cards to all the doctors she knew, in addition to placing red carnation flowers on the graves of deceased physicians. Red carnations are still used in today’s Doctors’ Day celebrations.

Why is National Doctors' Day on March 30th? March 30th was chosen to celebrate National Doctors’ Day in honor of Dr. Crawford W. Long who, on March 30th, 1842, became the first doctor using ether anesthesia.

For the next 58 years, the holiday would remain unofficial until 1991, when Congress recognized it as an official holiday under Proclamation 6253.

2022 Doctors’ Day Promotions

As Doctors’ Day has continued to gain more recognition, CME providers strive to show their appreciation by running annual promotions that physicians can take advantage of. Below we have highlighted the top CME promotions that doctors can treat themselves to this year.

Oakstone - Free CME & 30% Off CME Video Courses

  • Promotion: Earn free CME with every purchase
  • Dates: March 1st - 17th

Oakstone is giving doctors the chance to earn free CME with any purchase. Every purchaser will have the opportunity to get the program “What my mistakes taught me” with an Oakstone purchase. This 19 credit hour course is valued at $695.

  • Promotion: Get 30% off CME video courses and board reviews purchases
  • Dates: March 18t - 31st