Media Advisory: UB pharmacy school to welcome Class of 2021 in White Coat Ceremony

Pharmacy students take oath at white coat ceremony.

UB PharmD students taking part in the White Coat Ceremony are welcomed to begin study among the ranks of pharmacy professionals.

Release Date: August 22, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. – One hundred thirty-three students will take their first step toward becoming pharmacists when they participate in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual White Coat Ceremony.

The program is scheduled on Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the UB North Campus.

The White Coat Ceremony symbolizes passage into the initial stages of the profession of pharmacy practice and represents a contract for excellence in providing compassionate patient care.

This event also highlights the importance of scientific scholarship and emphasizes the highest principles of moral, ethical and legal conduct. UB PharmD students taking part in this tradition are welcomed to begin study among the ranks of pharmacy professionals.

During the "Calling of the Class," Class of 2021 students are called to the stage and presented with their coats while their hometown is identified by Karl D. Fiebelkorn, senior associate dean for student, professional and community affairs and associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.

The keynote address will be delivered by Matthew Schnupp, PharmD ’12, Lieutenant, U.S. Public Health Service consumer safety officer for the Food and Drug Administration.

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