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‘Class of the First Oath’ addresses health care disparities, social justice issues

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‘Class of the First Oath’ addresses health care disparities, social justice issues

In addition to the modern Hippocratic oath, the current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and health care inequities. Abigail Rubio, a first-year medical student, said the School of Medicine was so receptive to the class of 2024’s new oath that it only had one, misplaced edit.

“Their extent of editing was fixing a spelling error, which, ironically, wasn’t an actual spelling error — it was intentional,” Rubio, a member of the 12-person oath-writing committee, said. “We spelled womxn with an ‘x’ instead of an ‘e,’ and they thought it was an accident.”

The current first-year class of Pitt’s School of Medicine, now dubbed the “Class of the First Oath,” took a nontraditional oath on Aug. 14 in addition to the modern Hippocratic oath during the Aug. 16 White Coat Ceremony . The new oath — created entirely by first-year medical students — addressed the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and health care inequities. Medical school students usually only recite the modern Hippocratic oath , which relays the ethical code they will follow for the rest of their careers.

At first, Rubio said she didn’t understand why Pitt was […]

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