i've met docs who are really nice, while I've met some who are true jerks. both may be good diagnosticians; however, I would pick a nice doctor over a jerk anytime! do some "nice" premeds eventually become jerks or have these doctors always been jerks? i've met jerk premeds who have actually gained admission to medical school--they openly admit they're doing it for the money and have a real nasty attitude. for example, there's one guy I know that gained admission to USC, he speaks no Spanish and mentioned after he decided he would attend USC: "I wonder how I'm going to communicate with so many illegals at their county hospital?" I had to duke it out verbally with him after his repeated comments annoyed the hell out of me. Anyway, this guy is a jerk from the beginning, but is it true that many good-intending premeds become dehumanized in the process of learning medicine?