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    Now being admitted to the high calling of the physician, I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the care of the sick, the promotion of health and the service of humanity.

    In the spirit of those who have inspired and taught me, I will seek constantly to grow in knowledge, understanding and skill and will work with my colleagues to promote all that is worthy in the ancient and honorable profession of medicine.

    The health and dignity of my patient will ever be my first concern. I will hold in confidence all that my patient relates to me. I will not permit consideration of race, gender, sexual preference, religion, nationality or social standing to come between me and my duty to anyone in need of my services. This pledge I make freely and upon my honor.

    -The Physician's Oath,
    Brown Medical School,
    Class of 2006

    50 Comments:

    Blogger sheep#100 said...

    Congratulations!

    5/27/2006 1:45 PM  
    Blogger Lynda said...

    Congrats, congrats, congrats!! I'm so proud of you!!

    5/27/2006 1:49 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations!

    5/27/2006 2:03 PM  
    Blogger silverarrowknits said...

    Congratulations! I will be marching with my class, so maybe I will see you while everyone is lining up!

    5/27/2006 2:05 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations!!!! Mazel Tov!

    5/27/2006 2:10 PM  
    Blogger Karen said...

    Good for you!! Congratulations!!!

    5/27/2006 2:22 PM  
    Blogger Carrie said...

    Congratulations Theresa!!!!!

    5/27/2006 2:25 PM  
    Blogger Marina said...

    Congratulations! Well done.

    5/27/2006 2:39 PM  
    Blogger Karen said...

    Congrats!!

    5/27/2006 2:39 PM  
    Blogger Francesca said...

    Congratulations! The pledge actually made me tear up.

    5/27/2006 3:02 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Congrats Dr. Theresa!

    5/27/2006 3:02 PM  
    Blogger Sonya said...

    Congratulation, Doc! Your family and friends must be very proud of you.

    5/27/2006 3:09 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratultions Doctor!! All of your knitting buddies are so proud of you.
    Dorothy (Missouri Star)
    dswaite@mac.com

    5/27/2006 3:16 PM  
    Blogger amanda said...

    Congrats doc!

    5/27/2006 3:35 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Most joyous and wholehearted congratulations! A truly fantastic accomplishment, and the world is in such need of good female physicians.

    I've just asked a friend of mine, who has just completed her first year through Tulane medical school via the airforce, to come check out your blog. By way of the hurricane adding to the usual first year stress, I hope she can go through your archives and see that it's totally possible to get it done! :)

    5/27/2006 5:28 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Woo-hoo!! Congratulations, Theresa! Way to go! :)

    5/27/2006 6:17 PM  
    Blogger kate said...

    Ooh! This totally gave me chills. Congrats!

    5/27/2006 6:17 PM  
    Blogger Jenny Raye said...

    Wow!!!! Hurrah! Congrats!!!!! You must be so proud!

    5/27/2006 6:43 PM  
    Blogger Kris said...

    Congrats! I can't wait until my dh makes the same pledge in 2 years.

    5/27/2006 7:48 PM  
    Blogger Jocele said...

    I have to add my congrats too. Well done.

    5/27/2006 7:54 PM  
    Blogger savannahchik said...

    congrats!

    5/28/2006 12:24 AM  
    Blogger Carole Knits said...

    That's a fantastic pledge. I think your success is guaranteed, given your education!

    5/28/2006 5:40 AM  
    Blogger Marsha said...

    Congratulations! Now all the hard work really begins!! :o)

    5/28/2006 5:55 AM  
    Blogger Carrie K said...

    Congratulations, Dr Theresa!

    5/28/2006 7:38 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    As I said in my email, your post gave me goosebumps!! You should be so proud and may your success exceed your expectations!

    5/28/2006 8:16 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations on completing the first step in a unique journey. No one outside of medicine ever quite understands how completely this career affects us. I remember well standing on that stage 24 years ago and receiving my hood....

    Good luck in your residency - keep us posted. Somewhere along the road, you will need to make a shift away from the delayed gratification that we in medicine are so gifted at, and begin to actually live!

    Welcome, Physician!

    5/28/2006 8:26 AM  
    Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

    Rock on with your bad doctor self.

    5/28/2006 2:32 PM  
    Blogger Monica said...

    Congratulations!

    5/28/2006 2:51 PM  
    Blogger Chris said...

    Congrats, Dr. Theresa!

    5/28/2006 5:00 PM  
    Blogger Meg said...

    How was the view on your way OUT of the Van Wickle Gates?! (do med students do that?)
    Congratulations!

    5/28/2006 5:21 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations, Theresa, and I know you will live up to that moving pledge.

    5/28/2006 6:06 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations on the ending point of a great deal of hard work.

    5/28/2006 6:35 PM  
    Blogger Kate Diamond said...

    Wish I could have been there when you walked through Van Wickle Gates.

    Congratulations--I am so proud of you!

    5/28/2006 7:42 PM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    Dr. Theresa, congrats on such an amazing accomplishment!

    5/28/2006 8:01 PM  
    Blogger GamecockDoc said...

    Congratulations!

    5/29/2006 5:21 AM  
    Blogger sloth-knits said...

    Congratulations on a huge achievement! Good luck with your residency!

    I wonder if one can knit a caduceus...

    5/29/2006 5:52 AM  
    Blogger amandazen said...

    Congrats!!

    Amanda

    5/29/2006 6:11 AM  
    Blogger BrownBerry said...

    Way to Go Doctor!! You should be very proud of such an accomplishment, and I bet you're glad you'll have your knitting for all those spare moments you'll have...oh wait :-/ Hmmm...I'm guessing you're a good multitasker though and your knitting is so beautiful I hope it brings you much calm when you need it.

    5/29/2006 6:15 AM  
    Blogger Norah said...

    Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment.

    5/29/2006 7:16 AM  
    Blogger KBlicious said...

    Congratulations, Dr. Theresa!!!!!

    5/29/2006 8:09 AM  
    Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

    Awesomely done Doctor Theresa. And if you want to get together for Worldwide Knitting in Public Day, we are meeting at Providence's Waterplace Park. To knit with you ladies would be an honor!
    =:8

    5/29/2006 8:52 AM  
    Blogger Nikki said...

    Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!!!!

    5/29/2006 7:40 PM  
    Blogger Anneliese Kelly said...

    Sometimes even knitting has to take a back seat. Hope you got Toasty's pics of the big day. Lots of love!

    5/30/2006 9:26 AM  
    Blogger christine said...

    WOO HOO!!
    Congrats - Dr. Theresa..........

    5/30/2006 1:19 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a beautiful oath! And wonderful robes, too! Congratulations, Doctor, and welcome to CA!

    5/30/2006 1:51 PM  
    Blogger ICJ said...

    CONGRATULATIONS, Dr Theresa! :)

    5/30/2006 9:17 PM  
    Blogger Lorette said...

    Congratulations, Doc! Here's to a long and satisfying career!
    So, did you knit at graduation?

    5/30/2006 11:04 PM  
    Blogger Bear Knits said...

    Congratulations! Have a safe trip to the West Coast!

    5/31/2006 12:47 PM  
    Blogger Heather said...

    Congratulations!!!

    6/04/2006 10:05 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nice oath for a little backwater school like Brown. Congrats on your years of hard work in preparation for this ancient an honorable profession.

    If you ever decide to switch to a modern and dishonorable profession, you could become a spammer.

    6/05/2006 2:11 PM  

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