Washington University 2017 White Coat Ceremony


[Music] I commit myself I commit myself from this day forward from this day forward to the medical profession to the medical profession I pledge I pledge I pledge that I pledge that I will make my patient my foremost consideration as I strive to promote health and quality of life through education, prevention and care. I will value the trust my patients place in me and endeavor to build that trust through compassion, honesty and excellence. I will recognize, seek to understand and respect each patient’s individuality and autonomy. I will educate and empower my patients and their families to make choices that honor their values and beliefs. I will listen to my patients so that I may learn how to best serve them. I pledge I pledge that I pledge that I will recognize my limitations, act within my capabilities and seek assistance from my colleagues. I will navigate medicine’s complexity with my best judgment, hold myself accountable for my actions and seek forgiveness. I pledge I pledge I pledge that I pledge that I will dedicate myself to a lifetime of learning, teaching and advancing the art and science of medicine. I will serve my profession with integrity and empathy. I will respect the unique contributions of all members of the healthcare team. I will mentor and teach others as others mentor and teach me. I pledge I pledge I pledge that I pledge that I will champion equitable, sustainable and quality health care for all people. I will be cognizant of my biases and privileges and work to mitigate their effects on my patient care. I will challenge injustices, recognize my duty in a larger society and advocate for change. I am humbled by this opportunity and appreciate those who have supported me on my journey. May I hold fast to the ideals and passion with which I take this pledge. This oath I make freely and upon my honor upon my honor on my honor on my honor on my honor on my honor on my honor on my honor. This oath I make freely and upon my honor. [Applause]

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