On My Oath
Southern Medical Journal
Most osteopathic medical students will take an oath adopted in 1954 by the American Osteopathic Association. We examine this oath to explore its ethical content by focusing on two specific lines. We conclude that the oath would benefit from scrupulous revision to promote patient-centered care.
Medical ethics, Hippocratic Oath, Osteopathic medicine
Hill R, Singh P, Sine D, Fitterling LA, Cobb G. On My Oath. Southern Medical Journal. 2023; 116(10). doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001603.