Skip to Main Content

Oath of Geneva

As a member of a healthcare profession:

I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;

The health and well-being of my patient will be my first consideration;

I will respect the autonomy and dignity of my patient;

I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;

I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;

I will respect the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;

I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good practice;

I will foster the honor and noble traditions of my profession;

I will give to my teachers, colleagues, and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;

I will share my knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;

I will attend to my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard;

I will not use my knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;

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