A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

LLU Oaths

Physician's Oath

Before God, these things I do promise:
In the acceptance of my sacred calling—

I will dedicate myself to the furtherance of Jesus Christ’s healing and teaching ministry.

I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due. I will impart to those who follow me the knowledge and experience that I have gained.    

The wholeness of my patient will be my first consideration.

Acting as a good steward of the resources of society and of the talents granted me, I will endeavor to reflect God’s mercy and compassion by caring for the lonely, the poor, the suffering, and those who are dying.

I will maintain the utmost respect for human life. I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity. I will respect the rights and decisions of my patients.

I will hold in confidence all secrets committed to my keeping in the practice of my calling.

I will lead my life and practice my art with purity and honor; abstaining from immorality myself, I will not lead others into moral wrongdoing.

May God’s kingdom, His healing power, and His glory be experienced by those whom I serve; and may they be made known in my life, in proportion as I am faithful to this truth.  

Dentist's Oath

Before God and all present, These things I do declare:

I will live my life in the service of humanity.

I will promote and practice the charity I owe humankind and endeavor to reflect God’s mercy and compassion in the practice of dentistry.

I will uphold and promote the honor and dignity of my profession. I will strive to conduct myself so that I may merit the respect and confidence of my colleagues.

I will accept my civic responsibilities.

I will hold in gratitude the teaching of my school and the inspiration of my teachers and classmates.

I will impart to those who follow me the knowledge, skills, and experience I have gained.

I will live my life in a way that brings honor to my family, my profession, my community, my school, and my God.

Nurse’s Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself, before God and in the presence of this assembly to practice faithfully my profession of nursing.

I will do all in my power to make and maintain the highest standards and practices of my profession.

I will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping in the practice of my calling.

I will serve as a loyal member of the health care team and will devote myself to the welfare of my patients, my families, and my community.

I will constantly endeavor to increase my knowledge and skills in nursing and to use them wisely.

I will zealously seek to nurse those who are ill, wherever they may be and whenever they are in need.

I will be active in assisting others in safeguarding and promoting the health and happiness of humanity.

(Adapted from the International Pledge of Nursing)

Pharmacist's Oath

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 concern.

I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal drug outcomes for my patients.

I will respect and protect all personal ad health information entrusted to me.

I will accept the lifelong obligation to improve my professional knowledge and competence.

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.

School of Public Health Pledge

We believe that wholeness of human beings encompasses and integrates the physical, spiritual, social, and mental dimensions.

We pledge to seek this wholeness in ourselves and those we serve.

We believe in the worth and potential of all individuals.

We pledge ourselves to respect the beliefs, ideas, opinions, and cultures of others.

We value our earth and all the resources it provides to us.

We pledge ourselves to care wisely for those resources and to work toward their fair and equitable distribution.

We acknowledge the responsibility of providing education in public health, continuing the legacy of Loma Linda University.

We pledge ourselves to use with integrity and compassion the knowledge and skills we have gained.

We understand that learning is a lifelong process.

We pledge to continue our quest for knowledge and understanding of our world of ourselves.

We acknowledge that true wisdom comes not from people or books alone but from a relationship with the Maker of us all.

We pledge ourselves to seek this wisdom and accept God’s strength in doing so.