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Compassion & Empathy

The Medicine Class of 1966 borrowed the concept of the Four Pillars of Professionalism—altruism, integrity, responsibility and respect—from a plaque near the entrance of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. On the Professionalism Sculpture the Four Pillars of Professionalism were listed along with compassion and empathy.

After the Medicine Class of 1966 Professionalism Sculpture unveiling ceremony in the fall of 2016, there was a class banquet where copy of Sir Luke Fildes 1891 painting "The Doctor" was on display. The painting can be found at the Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom. Since 1891, the painting has been used by the medical profession to reflect professionalism with an emphasis on compassion and empathy.

Commitment to Professionalism

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides an outstanding education within a research intensive environment where tomorrow's physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.

Faculty, students and staff strive to ensure that clinical, educational and research activities are conducted in a way that is consistent with the School's Four Pillars of Professionalism:





In 1966, the Class was known as the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Medicine Class of 1966.