Release Date: September 4, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- One hundred and twenty-six students took their first, public step toward becoming pharmacists when they participated in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual White Coat Ceremony 2012 in the Lippes Concert Hall on Aug. 23.
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," each of the students in the Class of 2016 were called to the stage to be presented with their coat while their hometown was identified by Karl D. Fiebelkorn, RPh, MBA and UB associate dean for student affairs and professional relations.
Wayne K. Anderson, PhD, dean and professor of the UB's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, gave the welcome.
Keith Wagner, PharmD, '00, MBA, '03 and MBA director of trade and specialty accounts for Eli Lilly and Company, gave the keynote address.