Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Update

Class of 2018 Medical Journey Oath

Today, we the Class of 2018 embark upon our medical journey. To our patients, our communities, our colleagues, our profession, and ourselves, we make these promises:

To Our Patients
We promise to listen with open minds and open hearts,
to teach and to learn.
We will advocate for all persons,
by serving the individual and upholding human dignity.
We will practice with compassion and preserve our empathy,
to guide and be guided by you.

To Our Community
We promise to be mindful leaders,
to collaborate and to serve.
We will share our knowledge, enthusiasm, and spirit,
through open channels with those around us.
We will strive for social justice,
to foster a healthy society.

To Our Colleagues and Our Profession
We promise to maintain a lifelong curiosity,
to dedicate ourselves to innovation and discovery.
We will rely on the strengths of our peers
to transcend the boundaries of our own abilities.
We will build relationships founded upon respect,
to share mutual responsibility in maintaining the ethics of care.

To Ourselves
We promise to hold ourselves to the highest standard,
to always strive for greater proficiency.
We will balance the many facets of our profession,
by caring for our patients, our families, and ourselves.
We will maintain awe for the gravity of our responsibility,
to conduct ourselves with dignity and courage.

We will adhere to these promises with humility, self-governance, and genuine desire. We will be grateful to those we serve and those who have served us. We pledge to ourselves, and all who can hear, that these promises will guide us on our medical journey.