In Own Versions Of Hippocratic Oath, Students Reaffirm Importance Of The Patient
Some programs are letting their students revise the classic Hippocratic Oath, and they are promising to never forget there's a human being on the other side of their stethoscope.
Medical Students Revise Their Hippocratic Oath To Reflect Modern Values
As they don their white coats for the first time, a new crop of medical students nationwide is taking an oath — but it may not be the one you think. The Hippocratic oath has been out of fashion for a while. It doesn’t actually say, “do no harm,” but it does pledge allegiance to mythical goddesses, among other things. In its place are modernized oaths, which combine the idea of “do no harm” with vows to remember both the human beings on the other end of the stethoscope and their social and financial well-being when treating them. (Bailey, 9/21)
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For Medical Students, Lessons In Life From The Dead
On Wednesday, Tufts is expected to announce a $15 million gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation that will relocate the anatomy laboratory to the third floor, double its size, and equip it with advanced digital imaging equipment. A portion of the donation will also provide scholarships for students starting careers in family practice. The plans, officials said, reinforce Tufts’ commitment to dissection as a bedrock aspect of medical education, even as digital technology can provide detailed images of every nook and cranny of human anatomy. (Freyer, 9/21)