Suggested statements for doctors to say as well as the Hippocratic oath when they are newly qualified.
1. I am still an ignorant human being but I have been given wonderful tools with which to learn. Let me use them wisely.
2. Let me always remember that more of my patients will recover despite me than because of me.
3. Let me never make a patient worse by my treatment and always remember, ‘fools rush in where angels fear to tread’ or, ‘ should I mess this up by myself or call in an expert?’