News Release: Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Health, News Release, Pharmacy

Forty eight first-year pharmacy students at the University of Manitoba, will take their first steps toward becoming pharmacists during a tradition-honoured White Coat Ceremony held by the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba.

Guest speakers will include The Honourable Theresa Oswald, Minister of Health. Mr. Pat Trozzo – President, Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association. Mr. Kyle MacNair - President, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists

David Collins, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Master of Ceremonies at this event says, “We are pleased to present the white coats to the first year pharmacy students in recognition of their enrolment in a health care profession”. Collins adds, “The students should be proud of their accomplishments thus far, and can look forward to their future successes within the program and the profession of pharmacy”.

The White Coat Ceremony is a highly symbolic event that culminates with each student receiving a new white lab coat that symbolizes entry into the pharmacy profession. During the ceremony, the new students will stand together and recite the “Oath of a Pharmacist” in which they promise to show compassion and respect throughout their careers and to set worthy examples in the application of humanistic principles.

Members of the media are invited to attend the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Pharmacy’s “White Coat” Ceremony:

When: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time: 6 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
Theatre A
Basic Medical Sciences Building

Reception to follow in the Brodie Centre Atrium

Media will have access to students including Barret Procyshyn, Senior Co-stick.

About the Faculty of Pharmacy

The Faculty of Pharmacy is an institution that strives to create an educational environment that facilitates the integration of pharmacy scholarship in the areas of practice, research and service to effect optimal health outcomes for individuals and communities, and the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Cheryl Lee
Faculty Administrator – Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba
Office: 474-6008

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