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TableĀ 2 Themed reasons given by schools for requiring the Oath

From: Use of the Hippocratic or other professional oaths in UK medical schools in 2017: practice, perception of benefit and principlism

Reason Number of schools expressing this reason
To signify transition from student to professional (entry into a profession) 7
Tradition for medicine 7
Professional values affecting patient care 5
To add gravitas into a ceremony 4
Oath valued by students 4
Oath valued by family 3
Promotes cohesion in profession 1