Friday, August 11, 2006

orientation days 3 and 4

yay! orientation is finally over. our finale was a most stimulating tour of the library. yawn. we also took a myers-briggs personality test. i am an ENTP. sounds like fun. we have our M1/M2 buddy party tonight. people are going to be going crazy, but eh...that's what folks do best these days. school starts monday. finally...something to do...

what was interesting is that we recited the hippocratic oath at our white ceremony. i had thought that they were phasing that out, but i was wrong. it's a really great oath, in my opinion, and i'm going to try very hard to abide by it.


i do solemnly swear by that which i hold most sacred:

that i will be loyal to the profession of medicine and just and generous to its members;

that i will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor;

that into whatsoever house i shall enter, it shall be for the good of the sick to the utmost of my power, i holding myself aloof from wrong, from corruption, from the tempting of others to vice;

that i will exercise my art solely for the cure of my patients, and will give no drug, perform no operation, for a criminal purpose even if solicited, far less suggest it;

that whatsoever i shall see or hear of the lives of men which is not fitting to be spoken, i will keep inviolably secret;

these things do i promise, and in proportion as i am faithful to this oath, may happiness and good repute be ever mine - the opposite if i shall be forsworn.


so the bottom line? don't sell your services for sex. that's a no-no.

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