Sixty seconds on . . . the Hippocratic oathBMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3404 (Published 06 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3404
- Susan Mayor
- London, UK
Ye gods, that’s as old as the hills. What’s new?
Exeter Medical, which has just seen its first cohort of medical students graduate, has put a new spin on the Ancient Greek oath. They promised to “work towards a fairer distribution of health resources,” as well as the usual Hippocratic stuff such as “never intentionally cause harm to patients.” The graduands also promised to oppose policies that breach human …