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. https://www.pharmacist.com/APhA-Press-Releases/pharmacy-organizations-update-oath-of-a-pharmacist
2. SWOSU COP 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