American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Osteopathic Pledge of Commitment

As members of the osteopathic medical profession, in an effort to instill loyalty and strengthen the profession, we recall the tenets on which this profession is founded: the dynamic interaction of mind, body and spirit; the body's ability to heal itself; the primary role of the musculoskeletal system; and preventive medicine as the key to maintain health. We recognize the work our predecessors have accomplished in building the profession, and we commit ourselves to continuing that work.

I pledge to:

Provide compassionate, quality care to my patients;

Partner with them to promote health;  

Display integrity and professionalism throughout my career;

Advance the philosophy, practice and science of osteopathic medicine;

Continue lifelong learning;

Support my profession with loyalty in action, word and deed; and  

Live each day as an example of what an osteopathic physician should be.  


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