As a student of pharmacy, I believe there is a need to build and
reinforce a professional identity founded on integrity, ethical
behavior, and honor. This development, a vital process in my
education, will help ensure that I am true to the professional
relationship I establish between myself and society as I become a
member of the pharmacy community. Integrity must be an essential
part of my everyday life and I must practice pharmacy with honesty
and commitment to service.
To accomplish this goal of professional development, I as a
student of pharmacy should:
Develop a sense of loyalty and duty to the
profession of pharmacy by being a builder of community, one able
and willing to contribute to the well-being of others and one who
enthusiastically accepts the responsibility and accountability for
membership in the profession.
Foster professional competency through
life-long learning. I must strive for high ideals, teamwork and
unity within the profession in order to provide optimal patient
Support my colleagues by actively encouraging
personal commitment to the Oath of Maimonides and a Code of Ethics
as set forth by the profession
Incorporate into my life and practice,
dedication to excellence. This will require an ongoing reassessment
of personal and professional values.
Maintain the highest ideals and professional
attributes to ensure and facilitate the covenantal relationship
required of the pharmaceutical care giver.
The profession of pharmacy is one that demands adherence to a
set of rigid ethical standards. These high ideals are necessary to
ensure the quality of care extended to the patients I serve. As a
student of pharmacy, I believe this does not start with graduation;
rather, it begins with my membership in this professional college
community. Therefore, I must strive to uphold these standards as I
advance toward full membership in the profession of pharmacy.
Developed by the American Pharmaceutical Association Academy
of Students of Pharmacy/
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Council of Deans (APhA-ASP/AACP-COD) Task Force on Professionalism;
June 26, 1994