Do doctors still take the Hippocratic Oath?


NOVA explains that most graduating medical students still take some form of oath before they practice. However, what the oath looks like today is vastly different from the original Greek form of the Hippocratic Oath.

While the Hippocratic Oath looks considerably different today than it did decades ago, NOVA explains that it is practiced far more widely. In fact, while only 24 percent of medical schools administered the oath in 1928, nearly all medical schools do so today. The National Institute of Health explains that a major difference between the modern and original oaths is that the religious references in the original have been removed.

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This is the Hippocratic Oath. The part about God means it is not up to the doctor to decide who lives or dies, or to make those decisions for people. In fact, it means pretty much
Time has changed and I dont think Doctors of this age practice Old traditions.The original text of the Hippocratic Oath is usually interpreted as one of the first statements of a
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The Hippocratic Oath is taken by doctors swearing to practice medicine ethically and it is believed to have been written by Hippocrates, a Greek. It has been rewritten ...
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