At this time, I vow to devote my professional life to the service of all humankind through the profession of pharmacy.
I will acknowledge the responsibilities and obligations that come with my role as a pharmacist, realizing I am a direct reflection on the profession and my colleagues, and will proudly represent a constituency that is bigger than myself.
I will hold myself and others to the utmost standards of the profession by striving for excellence in all areas of my practice, always offering an unbiased, empathetic, and confidential service to my patients.
I will be an advocate for the patient, using my insight, education, and skills to obtain the best healthcare outcome and ensure the values of the profession remain focused on the patient’s welfare.
I will provide counseling, advice, and recommendations focusing on safety, efficacy, and adherence, ensuring that patients receive medication therapy that promotes optimal therapeutic outcomes and improves overall quality of life.
I will work within my scope of practice and maintain an active and collaborative dialogue with other healthcare professionals in order to provide the best cooperative care for my patients.
I will maintain a proactive stance within the profession of pharmacy by continuing my pursuit of knowledge, participating in active organizations, and advocating for sound contemporary practice.
I take these vows voluntarily with the full realization of the responsibility with which I am entrusted by the public.
- Class of 2014, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy