Experiential Education Manual
V. Students

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A. Professionalism in Pharmacy

1. Oath of a Pharmacist

Students are expected to follow the principles outlined in the Oath of a Pharmacist.

Oath:

“I promise to devote myself to a lifetime of service to others through the profession of pharmacy. In fulfilling this vow:

  • I will consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering my primary concerns
  • I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assume optimal outcomes for my patients
  • I will respect and protect all personal and health information entrusted to me
  • I will accept the lifelong obligation to improve my professional knowledge and competence
  • I will hold myself and my colleagues to the highest principles of our profession’s moral, ethical, and legal conduct
  • I will embrace and advocate changes that improve patient care
  • I will utilize my knowledge, skills, experiences, and values to prepare the next generation of pharmacists

I take these vows voluntarily with the full realization of the responsibility with which I am entrusted by the public.”

The revised Oath was adopted by the AACP House of Delegates in July 2007 and has bene approved by the American Pharmacists Association (http://www.pharmacist.com/oath- pharmacist)

2. SWOSU COP Professionalism Policy

Professionalism Policy

3. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Students shall utilize the elements within the CPD process to develop habits associated with becoming a lifelong learner.

For information, please refer to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Guidance on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for the Profession of Pharmacy

(CPD) for the Profession of Pharmacy