ACP Membership Professionalism Affirmation Statement

I affirm that I have not been the subject of disciplinary action and that if I am in clinical practice that all medical licenses granted to me are active and current*. I have read the ACP Pledge and affirm that I will uphold the ethics of medicine, as exemplified by the standards and traditions of the College.

*If you are in clinical practice and your medical license(s) is (are) not in good standing, or if you have been subject to disciplinary action, please send a detailed explanation, including current status, of any issue(s) to

American College of Physicians Pledge

I affirm my belief in the mission
of the American College of Physicians
To preserve and maintain
the highest traditions and precepts
of our professional calling
And I solemnly declare
that I will conform to these ideals
to the utmost of my ability

I therefore reaffirm my dedication
to the practice of medicine
To act always in the best interests
of my patients
To respect the reputation and integrity
of my colleagues
To supplement my own judgment
with the counsel of others
when the occasion requires
To render assistance to my colleagues
in every way
To extend my professional aid
to the unfortunate
To increase my medical knowledge
and understanding by continuing study
by association with physicians
of the highest intellectual and ethical standards
and by the free exchange
of information and experience
with all of my medical colleagues

I hereby pledge to uphold
the ethics of medicine as exemplified
by the standards and traditions
of this College

For more information, please refer to the ACP Ethics Manual ( Members should be familiar with the College’s current Procedures for Addressing Ethical Complaints Against College Physician Members ( The staff of ACP’s Center for Ethics and Professionalism is available as a resource for questions concerning ethics.