The Scientist's Pledge.

  title={The Scientist's Pledge.},
  author={Katya Ravid and Benjamin Wolozin},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  volume={88 6},
  • K. Ravid, B. Wolozin
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Medical students transition to their profession with the recitation of the Hippocratic Oath. However, no analogous oath has been widely adopted for students graduating with doctorates of philosophy (PhDs) in the various sciences. Oaths taken upon entering a profession reflect a need to recognize the power and responsibility bestowed upon a graduate. It is then surprising that most scientists have escaped the privilege and duty of an oath. Scientists face tremendous ethical challenges, such… Expand
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