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USciences Holds PT, PCP White Coat Ceremonies in September

By Lauren Whetzel-Siburkis

white coatsPhiladelphia College of Pharmacy recently held its annual White Coat Ceremony for nearly 160 student-pharmacists on Sept. 19. Each year, this ceremony is a significant and meaningful tradition that symbolizes the students' commitment to the profession of pharmacy and the professionalism that is expected of students within the College of Pharmacy and in their eventual practice.

During the ceremony, the students were asked to recite an oath in which they pledge their professionalism and commitment to clinical care and service.

Click here to see the PCP White Coat Ceremony photo gallery.

Similarly, more than 75 doctor of physical therapy students joined the ranks of professionals following the 11th annual White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 12. White coat gifting at the ceremony was presented by Physical Therapy Department Chair Dr. Marc Campolo, and Interim Dean of Samson College of Health Sciences Dr. Michelle Cohen.

Donning their white coats, the students also recited the Oath of a Physical Therapist, a gesture to reinforce their commitment to working with patients compassionately and to enhancing their health and well-being.

Click here to see the DPT White Coat Ceremony photo gallery.

These ceremonies are an annual rite of passage for fourth-year students in the University’s six-year PharmD and DPT programs, who have begun the clinical education portion of their education and will now receive hands-on training through part-time and full-time clinical education experiences.

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