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White Coat Ceremony and Orientation

PharmD Orientation and White Coat Ceremony take place the Thursday and Friday before classes begin in August.

The annual 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," each student is called to the stage to be presented with their coat and are provided with information they will need to have the most successful four years.

Students learn about academic program requirements, career opportunities, expectations, professionalism, leadership development, campus safety, wellness services, computing access, policies on code of conduct and academic performance, and begin to bond with their peers, School, and University community.  

For more information, contact Jennifer Rosenberg, Associate Dean of Admissions.

View photos from the 2015 ceremony

In August 2015, we welcomed the largest PharmD class in the school's history.

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