Interprofessional Student Creed

Today, I am a professional student embraced by a community of Howard University scholars who are dedicated to academic excellence.  As I continue my studies within the interprofessional programs here at Howard University, I commit myself to the responsibilities and duties of the health profession and recognizing the privileges and challenges that follow along.


As a future healthcare professional, I pledge to push myself beyond the limits in place and develop skills and knowledge pertinent to my profession daily. I will uphold excellence in all that I do to ensure that my contributions to the classroom are constructive and life-changing. I will maintain academic honesty, and hold myself and my colleagues to high standards every day.


I will respect the beliefs and ideas of others, despite racial, cultural, or socioeconomic differences we may share. I will hold myself accountable for my individual actions and be aware of how my individual actions can impact myself and my communities. As a future healthcare professional, I will support and respect my peers and acknowledge the contributions of all members of the interprofessional healthcare team. I will commit myself to scholarship, academic honesty, and lifelong learning.


From this day forward, I will hold fast to this creed and be of service to the community and mentor those behind me. Today, I hold fast to the Howard University mission and commit myself to be an impactful leader globally through excellence and truth in service.

Nneka Okafor
Nneka Okafor, College of Pharmacy
Ibifuro Ogbanga
Ibifuro Ogbanga College of Dentistry
Shihyun Kim
Shihyun Kim- College of Medicine
Rachael Oyebade
Rachael Oyebade- College of Nutritional Sciences