Class of 2017 White Coat Ceremony

Student Pharmacists Mark Rite of Passage at White Coat Ceremony

Family members and friends of nearly 200 students gathered at Duquesne University on August 28 for the 11th annual White Coat Ceremony, which serves to mark pharmacy students' first year of professional study as pharmacists.

Hosted by the Mylan School of Pharmacy, this year's ceremony featured students entering the third year of the school's six-year Pharm.D. program. The students were presented with white coats that they will wear during their laboratory work and experiential education, and recited a pledge of professionalism.

David J. Wargo, vice president of North American technical service at Mylan Pharmaceuticals, delivered the keynote address at the White Coat Ceremony.

Rite Aid Pharmacy sponsored a reception following the ceremony

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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