Geneva Declaration

Solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity.

I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due.

I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity.

Health of my patient will be my first consideration.

I will respect the secret which are confided to me.

I will maintain by all means in my power, the honour and noble tradition of medical profession.

My colleagues will be my brothers.

I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.

I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception

Even under threat i will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity.

I make these promises solemnly, freely and up to my honour.

(12 October 1949)