My name is Andreas Samoutis and I am 18 years old in the 7th form of the GC School of Careers in Nicosia. My aspiration is to become a compassionate, patient-centred physician. My involvement with the International Institute for Compassionate Care and specifically in the Compassionate Care workshops has given me invaluable insight to the importance of compassion in the healthcare profession and when combined with competent clinical knowledge and skills it can provide better clinical outcomes. Moreover, my involvement in the SGUL MBBS4 programme at the Unic as Simulated Patient put me straight into the patient’s shoes where I realised the significance of empathy and shared decision making. I am fully dedicated in supporting the Institute’s mission and supporting the expansion of the global movement of a more patient centred compassionate care.