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Physician's Oath

The Physician's Oath represents a timeless vow, a solemn promise to uphold the highest standards of care, compassion, and integrity in service to humanity. Rooted in centuries of tradition and ethical principles, this oath serves as a guiding light for physicians as they navigate the complexities of medicine.

AT THE time of being admitted as a Member of the Medical Profession

I SOLEMNLY pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity.

I WILL give to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due;

I WILL practice my profession with conscience and dignity;

THE HEALTH of my patient will be my first consideration;

I WILL respect the secrets that are confided in me;

I WILL maintain by all the means in my power, the honor and noble traditions of the medical profession;

MY COLLEAGUES will be my sisters and brothers;

I WILL not permit consideration of religion, nationality, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient;

I WILL maintain the utmost respect for human life; even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity.

I MAKE these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honor.