I am preparing myself for med school interviews and one of the major points of interest from my coach is my atheism. Now, you should know that I live in a conservative South American country. I’ve been told that the interviewers can ask me about my religious views and how this affects my views. Many doctors here believe strongly in God being your guide in decisions.
The very conservative nature of my country has meant that my coach has recommended me to be against euthanasia and abortion at all costs. My question is on your interpretation of the Hippocratic Oath, which translation do you use and does being atheist affect that interpretation?
Secondly, have you found difficulty in gaining understanding from your professors on this matter, if it has mattered at all?
From Reddit, here’s the OP. It’s a shame there are only two messages there though…
So I got a response and in retrospect I can expand on what I wrote on Reddit and make a few corrections