Lerner College of Medicine Year-Two Students

Hippocratic Oath

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Poem by Lerner College of Medicine Year-Two Students

On this day you will swear
to do no harm, to respect, to listen.
You will not be ashamed to admit, I know not.

There will be days of discovery
in folded hands,
eyes that look away.
And nights when you lie awake wondering.

You will ask yourself,
Am I doing the right thing?
and some days be left
holding your own heart.

And when a patient asks, Why me?
You will hold his hand
and dance with the story of the body.

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