Wits Declaration at Commencement of Health Sciences studies:
'As a student in the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, I do solemnly declare:
That I will not improperly divulge anything I may learn in my capacity as a student of Health Sciences.
That in my relations with patients, colleagues and others I will conduct myself with dignity as becomes a member of an honourable profession. And I further declare that I will be loyal to my University and will endeavour to promote its welfare and maintain its reputation.'
Wits Declaration by Graduands:
'As a graduant of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, I do solemnly declare:
That I will exercise my profession to the best of my knowledge and ability for the safety and welfare of all persons entrusted to my care and for the health and well-being of the community.
That I will not knowingly or intentionally do anything or administer anything to them to their hurt or prejudice.
That I will not permit consideration of religion, nationality, race, politics, or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.
That I will not improperly divulge anything I have learned in my professional capacity.
That I will endeavour at all times to defend my professional independence against improper interference.
That I will not employ any secret method of treatment, nor keep secret from my colleagues any method of treatment that I may consider beneficial.
That in my relations with patients and colleagues, I will conduct myself as becomes a member of an honourable profession.
I make this declaration upon my honour.'