Commitments of our Graduates
Each semester, the graduating Health Science students develop a set of commitments reflecting their collective promises to themselves, each other, our professions, and our world.
The final set of commitments, endorsed by all graduating students, is read at the Department Convocation just before the students receive their certificates.
This is one of our most important Health Science traditions.
Graduating Class of May 2011
- We will be catalysts for positive change, to address community-identified public health issues through respectful collaboration.
- We will practice cultural humility in our daily interactions with diverse communities.
- We will recognize the value of technology for promoting health and acknowledge its limitations and potential for misuse. Therefore, we will guard against unintended consequences through continuous education, evaluation, and community involvement.
- We will recognize and protect the symbiotic (or interdependent) relationship between health and the global environment.
- We will maintain the highest standard of integrity and ethics in our professional practice.
- We will invest in the future of public health by leveraging educational opportunities and mentoring the next generation of public health professionals.
- We will inspire a shared vision for social justice and healthy societies.
- We will take risks and stand up for what is just, even if it means challenging the status quo.
- We will partner with communities and policy makers to advocate for a cost-effective and universally accessible health care system.
- We will advocate for the promotion of health equity and the elimination of health disparities by challenging all systems of discrimination and oppression.