For a long time, these new inductees into the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, have waited patiently for these day. Madonna University, Nigeria, presents to the world another batch of quality doctors, trained in an environment that upholds dignity in morals and learning.
Later today, the provost of the College of Medicine, Madonna University Nigeria, will present 61 qualified student to the Registrar, MDCN, or his representative for the administration of the Physicians’ Oath. This Oath was instituted by the General Assembly of the World Medical Association, at Geneva in 1948. It is different from the Hippocratic Oath, though they are similar in essence. The Physicians’ Oath is also known as Declaration of Geneva. Nigeria is a signatory to that Declaration.
The Physicians’ Oath reads as follows, though it may vary from region to regions;
At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:
- I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
- I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due;
- I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;
- The health of my patient will be my first consideration;
- I will respect the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
- I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession;
- My colleagues will be my sisters and brothers;
- I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
- I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;
- I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
- I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.
The above Physicians’ Oath is as published by the World Medical Association.
Immediately the Oath is administered, the inductees assume the title- DOCTOR- in the eye of both GOD and Man. This is the true nature of today’s event.
DoctorsQuarters.com wish the inductees a happy induction and a fulfilling career!!!!
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