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A teaching oath: a commitment to medical students' learning and development.
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PMID:  22490100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: There are several oaths and affirmations that are integrated into the academic customs of the health sciences, such as the Hippocratic Oath and the Ethical Affirmation for Scientists. What current oaths do not communicate is that teaching and learning are the foundation of the professions. Summary: We articulated an oath to punctuate the important role of teaching and to emphasize that educating students is not a marginal responsibility but an important duty. The goal of this oath is to include all educators who contribute to teaching medical students, including basic science and clinical faculty, residents, nurses, and healthcare providers. This oath is also designed to be concise, allowing for a public declaration during ceremonies that call attention to teaching and learning. Conclusions: Publically declaring the Teaching Oath is an opportunity to clarify the highest standards of teaching and to energize educators to fulfill the promise of a dynamic learning community.
Scott Cottrell; Anne Gill; Sheila Crow; Ronald Saizow; Elizabeth A Nelson; James M Shumway
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Teaching and learning in medicine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1532-8015     ISO Abbreviation:  Teach Learn Med     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910884     Medline TA:  Teach Learn Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of Medical Education , West Virginia University School of Medicine , Morgantown , West Virginia , USA.
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