It’s definitely possible to become a doctor without being compassionate, but the question is should you? If you are thinking about becoming a doctor, do your best to develop compassion before medical school.
Can someone become a doctor without being compassionate? It’s definitely possible.
Thousands of people apply and matriculate to medical school every year and not every single one of those applicants is truly compassionate.
You may know this to be true first hand. Maybe you’ve had an experience with a physician whom showed you little to no compassion. If you have had such an experience, you know how terrible it is.
by Edward Chang