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Class of 2018 student pharmacists put on their white coats
The students of the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s incoming class—whose countries of origin range from Rwanda to Iran and who hold degrees in subjects from biology to biochemistry and from psychology to accounting—put on their white coats for the first time on October 10, 2014, in an afternoon ceremony signaling their entry into the profession.
The 122 student pharmacists of the Class of 2018 were joined by family and friends, as well as by School alumni and faculty “coaters,” in a packed Cole Hall on the UCSF Parnassus campus.
Dean B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, and UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association President Robert Levin, PharmD, welcomed the audience. Alumnus and faculty member Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD, and fourth-year student pharmacist Timothy Mok presented remarks.
The newly coated student pharmacists closed the ceremony by taking, in unison, the Oath of a Pharmacist, led by Vice Dean and alumnus Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH.
Richard Trujillo, UCSF
About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.