White Coat Ceremony

Saturday, August 20, 2022 (all day)
students, family, friends, faculty, staff
Online (YouTube Premiere)

The White Coat Ceremony is a wonderful and meaningful tradition in which the UCSF School of Pharmacy welcomes first-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students as colleagues dedicated to patient care. Under normal circumstances, pharmacy alumni present entering students with a white coat, the symbol of clinical service and care. The students also take the Oath of a Pharmacist, a pledge of professionalism.

This year the presentation of white coats to students will take place in-person at Cole Hall, but the White Coat Ceremony event will be publicly accessible to guests via livestream only. All are welcome to join remotely using the links below. The recordings will also be available for later viewing. An electronic event program will be posted on this page once available for guests to view during the event.

Join us online

Watch the Class of 2024

Saturday, August 20 at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

Class of 2024 White Coat Ceremony Program

Watch the Class of 2025

Saturday, August 20 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Class of 2025 White Coat Ceremony Program

Ceremony speaker


Yoona Kim, PharmD ’09, Co-founder and CEO at Arine

Yoona Kim, PhD, PharmD ’09, is the CEO and co-founder of Arine, a medical intelligence platform to solve medication mismanagement across the healthcare continuum. Prior to Arine, she was the Head of Clinical Modeling and Analytics at Proteus Digital Health, where she developed health economic value propositions from predictive analytics.

Prior to Proteus, she led several launches at Novartis and Gilead. While working at Mercer, she implemented innovative healthcare design, such as value-based insurance programs, with large, self-insured employers. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, a PharmD with an emphasis in health policy and management from the University of California, San Francisco and a PhD in health economics and outcomes from the University of Texas at Austin.

Connect on social media

Use the hashtag #UCSFPharmD to share memorable moments of the White Coat Celebration. Join us in congratulating the class of 2024 and 2025 as they take this pledge of professionalism as students and colleagues.

Questions? Need help?

Contact Student Affairs Coordinator Julia Dunn, MFA.