Med School Graduation Gift with Hippocratic Oath (#600-C) << Back to Product
I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability
and judgment, this covenant:
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk,
and gladly share such knowledge
as is mine with those who are to follow.
I will apply, for the benefit of the sick,
all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin
traps of over-treatment and therapeutic nihilism.
I will remember that there is art to medicine
as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy,
and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's
knife or the chemist's drug.
I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I
fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of
another are needed for a patient's recovery.
I will respect the privacy of my patients,
for their problems are not disclosed to me
that the world may know.
Most especially must I tread with care in matters of
life and death. If it is given me to save a life,
A Gift To A M.D. On Your Graduation