Unlike other positive emotions, compassion gives rise to altruistic behavior and generosity (3), which is highly relevant to our healing profession. Compassion-training programs may offer different, yet complementary, benefits than does mindfulness training alone. To this end, systematic training programs for compassion cultivation, including compassion for oneself and others, should be integrated to the overall medical student curricula. This could be implemented in conjunction with training in mindfulness, which has been shown to reduce burnout and improve resilience among physicians (5, 6) The program can start early during the first year, when students are being introduced to interviewing skills, and can be part of the training with standardized patients. More importantly, it should be maintained throughout clinical years by way of regularly scheduled classes that include a combination of reflection exercises, experiential practice, and interactive discussion. High-quality research is needed to examine the benefits of such programs, using validated instruments to measure compassion, self-compassion, burnout, and possibly linking with other tangible outcomes, such as patient satisfaction scores and quality of care.