White Coat Ceremony

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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 welcomed into the profession after reciting the Oath of a Pharmacist. 

The event occurs the Thursday before classes start at Slee Hall or the Center for the Arts (CFA) on UB's North Campus.

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