The Osteopathic Oath
- I do hereby affirm my loyalty to the profession I am about to enter.
- I will be mindful always of my great
responsibility to preserve the health and the life of my patients, to
retain their confidence and respect both as a physician and a friend
who will guard their secrets with scrupulous honor and fidelity, to
perform faith. fully my professional duties, to employ only those
recognized methods of treatment consistent with good judgment and with
my skill and ability, keeping in mind always nature's laws and the
body's inherent capacity for recovery.
- I will be ever vigilant in aiding in
the general welfare of the community, sustaining its laws and
institutions, not engaging in those practices which will in any way
bring shame or discredit upon myself or my profession. I will give no
deadly drugs to any, though it may be asked of me.
- I will endeavor to work in accord
with my colleagues in a spirit of progressive cooperation and never by
word or by act cast imputations upon them or their rightful practices.
- I will look with respect and esteem
upon all those who have taught me my art. To my college I will be loyal
and strive always for its best interests and for the interests of the
students who will come after me. I will ever be alert to adhere to and
develop the principles of osteopathy as taught by Andrew Taylor Still.