Pharmacy Students Participate in White Coat Ceremony

2018 Philadelphia College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

Pharmacy students from the class of 2022 participated in Philadelphia College of Pharmacy’s annual White Coat Ceremony on September 22, 2018.

The ceremony is an annual rite of passage for first professional year students in the six-year doctor of pharmacy program. Students receive a white coat symbolizing their dedication to the profession of pharmacy. They took the Oath of a Pharmacist with their peers as their families and faculty witness.

Michael C. Dejos PharmD ’13, Medical Safety Officer Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, gave the keynote address at the ceremony. Dr. Dejos is a leader within patient safety, healthcare, pharmacy, and public health.  He leads the medication safety committee, performs medication error investigations, and implements medication-use process improvement projects.

A graduate of USciences’ Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Dr. Dejos continues to challenge the status quo of healthcare delivery by identifying alternative ways to handle medications throughout the medication-use process in a safer and more effective way. 

Students Honored at this year’s event included

Layal Abdelaal

Rasha Abouelsaadate

Joshua Abraham

Andrew Aitken

Keerthana Akkisetty

Sadia Ali

Janan Amin 

Assumpta Anyanwu

Celine Arabatlian

Mina Awad

Sefa Basci

Logan Bersani

Neha Bhardwaj

Arman Bhuiyan

Gabrielle Brooks

Christopher Cardace

Valentina Cherepanova

Celina Choi

Jenna Contrevo

Gabrielle Daisey

Joseph Dantes

Vincent David

Sean Dempter

David Dill 

Joseph DiStefano

Robert Dukat

Amanpreet Dulku

Reina Elias

Erica Fuss

Ashley Geevarghese

Margo Graybill

Alex Greene

Anna Haley

Yeri Han

Jordan Heldman

Julie Ing

Fairooz Jahan

Emily Kalman

Jasmeen Kaur

Sohaib Khokhar

Seajean Kim

Mark Knightly

Christopher Kwock

Rushabh Lagdiwala

Alexander Lam

Crystal Lam

Dong Hun Lee

Pengfei Li

Sadaé Lloyd

Kelvin Lu

Cynthia Ly

Priya Mani 

Ryan McGurrin

Daniel Mersman

Ciana Miles

Karen Namubiru

Brandon Nguyen

Meaghan Nieman

Jessica Orozco

Wiktor Pac

Taylor Parajon

Aaska Patel

Krishna Patel

Radha Patel 

Christine Payne

Robert Pfleckl

Khoa Pham

Reina Puri

Emily Quan

Suraj Ribadia

Andrew Ridkodim

 Justin Robertson

William Ruan

Elizabeth Sauers

Amanda Semelsberger

Kimberly Sharpe

Ryan Shou 

Ayush Sood

Jessica Tranchina

Varun Vengopal

Michael Waugh

Victoria Weiner

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