Founded in 1824, Jefferson Medical College, newly named the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, has awarded more than 27,000 medical degrees and has more living graduates than any other medical College in the nation. It offers both undergrad medical education programs and innovative joint degree programs to more than 1,000 students each year.
2017 Commencement Ceremony
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.
I do solemnly swear by that which I hold most sacred:
That I will be loyal to the profession of medicine, just to its members,
and generous to its institutions;
That I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor;
That I will give respect and gratitude to those who have taught me this art;
That into whatsoever house I shall enter, it shall be for the good of the sick to the utmost of
my power, I hold myself aloof from wrong, from corruption, from the tempting of others to vice;
That I will exercise my art for the best care of my patients,
and I will give no drug, perform no operation for a criminal purpose, even if solicited far
less suggest it;
That whatsoever I shall see or hear of the lives of my patients which is not fitting to be spoken,
I will keep inviolably secret.
These things I do promise
upon my honor.
— Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 1980 Edition