This version of the Sponsio Academica is taken by MBChB Graduates and has been in use since 2004.
I declare that I will practise my profession to the best of my knowledge and ability, in good conscience and with integrity. In my practice the care of my patients will be my first consideration. I will strive to prevent and treat disease, improve quality of life, provide support in times of suffering. I will respect the autonomy, confidences and dignity of all my patients in their living and in their dying. I will promote the health and welfare of the community. I will treat with respect my colleagues and all who contribute to the well-being of my patients. I will constantly seek to gain in knowledge and understanding, and to pass on the art and science of medicine to others, as my teachers have done before me. I will treat all patients equally and without prejudice. I will not breach these obligations, or abuse the trust placed in me, either under threat or for personal gain. I make this declaration solemnly, freely and upon my honour.
This article was published on Oct 21, 2011