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Pharmacy as a Profession

Use this guide to help you develop as a pharmacy professional and prepare for a career in pharmacy.

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Sue Iwanowicz
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Oath of a Pharmacist

The new Oath of a Pharmacist was adopted by AACP and APhA in November 2021 and reflects the organizations' commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.

"I promise to devote myself to a lifetime of service to others through the profession of pharmacy. In fulfilling this vow:

  • I will consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering my primary concerns.
  • I will promote inclusion, embrace diversity, and advocate for justice to advance health equity.
  • I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for all patients.
  • I will respect and protect all personal and health information entrusted to me.
  • I will accept the responsibility to improve my professional knowledge, expertise, and self-awareness.
  • I will hold myself and my colleagues to the highest principles of our profession’s moral, ethical and legal conduct.
  • I will embrace and advocate changes that improve patient care.
  • I will utilize my knowledge, skills, experiences, and values to prepare the next generation of pharmacists.

I take these vows voluntarily with the full realization of the responsibility with which I am entrusted by the public.”

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