Medical oaths are not all the same

Over the next few weeks, graduating medical students will recite their medical oath at commencement ceremonies across the country. Most people might assume that this oath is universal; even people within the medical profession, who know there is some variation, might think the oaths are essentially similar in terms of the values expressed. But a new study by a University of Iowa bioethicist and medical student finds that not only are there many different oaths, but only a few ethical values are held in common among these oaths.

Care for the World

Each year, UI Carver College of Medicine physicians travel outside the United States to provide care in a host of educational and clinical settings, and in the past several years, more of their students and trainees are joining them.