ιπποκράτειος όρκος

is the Hippocratic oath. Here’s a modern translation of it.

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.


I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism. I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and
that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery. I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
 

 

 

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I made it. The Almighty God whom I adore, granted me His grace to complete medical school. It’s not my works… at all, but a display of His grace upon my life. I definitely, most truthfully, can tell you that, after ALL the experiences I’ve been through.

He deserves all the praises I received. Not me. Truly not me.

Wow. This is the end of it. Completely not how I envisioned it and the feeling of its finality really hasn’t quite sunk in.

We had to take an oath yesterday after our results were released. Although similar to the Hippocratic oath, many changes have been made to make it more IMU. Three of us didn’t make it. It’s a very difficult pill to swallow, but I just got to believe there is a purpose in it. There has to be if I believe in a God who orchestrates the universe into being and it is in Him that everything holds together. Gotta pray for strength and comfort for them.

Just wanted to say a big, huge THANK YOU to all my beloved family and friends who have endlessly supported me through prayers and encouraging words. You all are my pillars and all of your support drove me to carry on in the moments when it seemed unbearable.

To Him be all glory and honour!

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