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This pledge is taken by all new Hospital Corpsman upon graduation of Basic Hospital Corps School. I can remember standing in the auditorium in San Diego, Ca, with my class members pledging the following:

The Hospital Corps Pledge

I solemnly pledge myself before God and
these witnesses to practice faithfully all of my
duties as a member of the Hospital Corps.

I hold the care of the sick and injured to be a
privilege and a sacred trust and will assist the
Medical Officer with loyalty and honesty.
I will not knowingly permit harm to come to
any patient.

I will not partake of nor administer any
unauthorized medication.
I will hold all personal matters pertaining to
the private lives of patients in strict confidence.

I dedicate my heart, mind, and strength to the
work before me.

I shall do all within my power to show in
myself an example of all that is honorable
and good throughout my naval career.

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