The Oath of a Pharmacist was first developed in 1983 by the AACP Board of Directors and revised in 1994 and 2007 by the joint APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists and AACP Council of Deans Task Force on Professionalism. The 2021 Oath Revision Steering Committee conducted several joint sessions to review and discuss the Oath from June to October. In addition, the committee developed and implemented a survey and conducted town hall meetings for faculty members, student pharmacists, and pharmacists to address concerns. The new Oath of a Pharmacist was adopted by AACP and APhA in November 2021 and reflects the organizations' commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism (DEIA).
The following documents also provide background on the Oath and previous revisions: