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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.


  • "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 promote inclusion, embrace diversity, and advocate for justice to advance health equity.
  • I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for all patients.
  • I will respect and protect all personal and health information entrusted to me.
  • I will accept the responsibility to improve my professional knowledge, expertise, and self-awareness.
  • 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 updates to the oath were recommended by a joint AACP and APhA Oath Revision Steering Committee and were approved in November 2021.


Pharmacy organizations update Oath of a Pharmacist. News release. American Pharmacists Association; December 16, 2021. Accessed December 17, 2021.

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