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Professional Standards

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PLEDGE OF PROFESSIONALISM

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

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 will be an essential part of my everyday life and I will practice pharmacy with honesty and commitment to service.

To accomplish this goal of professional development, as a student of pharmacy I will:

DEVELOP a sense of loyalty and duty to the profession by contributing to the well being of others and by enthusiastically accepting the responsibility and accountability for membership in the profession.

FOSTER professional competency through life-long learning.  I will strive for high ideals, teamwork, and unity within the profession in order to provide optimal patient care.

SUPPORT my colleagues by actively encouraging personal commitment to the Oath of Maimonides and a Code of Ethics as set forth by the profession.

DEDICATE my life and practice to excellence, which will require an ongoing re-assessment of personal and professional values.

MAINTAIN the highest ideals and professional attributes to insure and facilitate the covenantal relationship required of the pharmaceutical caregiver.

The profession of pharmacy is one that demands adherence to a set of rigid ethical standards. These high ideals are necessary to insure 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 the professional college community. Therefore, I will strive to uphold these standards as I advance toward full membership in the profession.

I voluntarily make this pledge of professionalism.