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healing temple on Kos Island in Greece
Asclepion (healing temple) on Kos Island in Greece
 

We take this oath with gratitude to all those who have supported us.

In accepting these white coats, we will carry ourselves with humility, integrity, and empathy.

To empower our patients, we pledge to recognize that behind every illness is a human story, including a cast of loved ones and a landscape of unique cultural values. Celebrating this diversity, we will place ethics and equity at the core of each patient interaction.

To foster a community of collaboration among our peers and faculty, in which we can mutually grow and achieve our unique goals, we will seek opportunities to give and receive mentorship while challenging ourselves to honestly and openly share our vulnerabilities.

To fully dedicate ourselves to our profession, we pledge to practice self-care. Through self-forgiveness and self-reflection, we will cultivate resilience, pursue lifelong learning, and allow our experiences to transform us.

To truly care for all, we pledge to combat structural oppression and promote social justice. We will leverage our position of privilege to confront health inequities and promote wellness by restructuring systems that are failing patients.

We will strive to advance medicine and our ability to treat disease by expanding our knowledge through inquiry.

In accepting these white coats, we embrace our responsibilities as medical and dental students in partnership with patients and the people by our sides.

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