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Hippocratic Oath


  1. I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to service of humanity.
  2. Even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of Humanity.
  3. I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception.
  4. I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.
  5. I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity.
  6. The health of my patient will be my first consideration.
  7. I will respect the secrets which are confined in me.
  8. I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due.
  9. I will maintain by all means in my power, the honour and noble traditions of medical profession.
  10. I will treat my colleagues with all respect and dignity.
  11. I shall abide by the code of medical ethics as enunciated in the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations 2002.

I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.