We, the Class of 2022 of the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth hereby swear to the following oath:
We recognize that we are privileged to become members of the medical community. Therefore, we will hold ourselves accountable to the highest standard of care for each individual patient and remember that respect, compassion and integrity are what make the practice of medicine as much an art as a science.
We will strive to practice without prejudice and appreciate the rich diversity found in humanity. We will pursue a practice of medicine that is culturally sensitive and preserves the dignity of each patient. We will empower our patients to engage in their own care and to better advocate for themselves with the ability to make informed decisions.
With open-mindedness, we will remain humble, recognizing and learning from our mistakes and those of others while inviting guidance and criticism without hubris.
We commit to lifelong learning and striving to find ways to extend health care access to those in need. We pledge to incorporate developments in medical knowledge to improve our practice. In recognition of our own limitations, we will learn from and collaborate with others. We will hold ourselves to the highest standard of professionalism in all aspects of our careers and community.
It is with great privilege, humility, and honor that we accept this white coat as a symbol of our life-long commitment to a career in medicine and service to others.