The Caring Physicians of the World Initiative


Caring, Ethics and Science are the three fundamental and enduring traditions, which unite medical professionals around the world.  Because of these universal traditions, we find global similarity in physicians’ desires and concerns, despite the enormously disparate environments and circumstances in which physicians care for patients.  The Caring Physicians of the World Initiative was designed to restore enthusiasm and optimism in the field of medicine, through medical and social leadership based on the enduring traditions of the medical profession:  Caring, Ethics and Science.   The initiative was conceived in Helsinki, Finland at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the World Medical Association and is continuing.

“The most important thing is caring, so do it first, for the caring Physician best inspires hope and trust.”

Sir William Osler

The Caring Physicians of the World Initiative has been made possible with the partnership of the Pfizer Humanities Initiative

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