Today, upon being admitted to the professions of medicine and dentistry, I pledge to honor to the best of my ability and judgement this oath. I make these promises to you, my patients.
To uphold your dignity:
I will listen with curiosity and without judgment, recognizing that behind every illness is a human story.
I will respect your privacy and treat you with kindness, empathy and humility.
I will empower you; I will give you voice and offer you choice.
I will cure when possible, heal to the extent that I am capable and comfort you always.
To offer my best self:
I will remember that I am worthy of this profession and the privilege of caring for you.
I will embrace my imperfections with compassion, viewing them not as failures but as opportunities for growth.
I will practice and promote self-care, openly sharing my vulnerabilities to create safe spaces for healing.
I will be courageous and willing to risk failure, admit error, and ask for forgiveness.
To foster collaboration and mutuality:
I will work with others on your team, united by the common goal of caring for you.
I will recognize the expertise of your lived experience and share decisions in partnership with you.
I will ask for help when I reach the boundaries of my abilities and offer help to those reaching theirs.
I will cultivate a culture of resilience, advocating for structural changes to support my profession.
To practice the highest quality of care:
I will be a lifelong learner, recognizing that medicine is an ever-changing art and science.
I will advance knowledge through scholarship and innovation, guided by integrity.
I will celebrate the hard-earned progress made by those who came before me and share this learning with those who seek it.
To care for all:
I will embrace my citizenship in humanity and my obligation to act for the benefit of all human beings.
I will challenge my biases, striving to provide care that is inclusive of all aspects of identity.
I will combat structural oppression, promote social justice and model ethical action.
I will leverage my position of privilege to confront health inequities and restructure systems that fail you.
I stand with my peers in solidarity, united by our professions and these promises.
I celebrate where I have come from and look to the future with hope.
With gratitude to all who have supported me, I take this oath freely, joyfully and upon my honor.