The School of Pharmacy Holds Its White Coat Ceremony

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 12, the School of Pharmacy held the annual White Coat Ceremony for its first-year pharmacy class, the Class of 2016.

The White Coat Ceremony symbolizes the students’ entrance into the professional practice of pharmacy. The ceremony consists of words of wisdom imparted by esteemed members of the School of Pharmacy, followed by the venerable ritual in which students are “coated” by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty and alumni. It concluded with the Oath of a Pharmacist, which the students swear before an audience of witnesses.

While the night was a celebration of the accomplishments of the Class of 2016, much gratitude was shown to the students’ family and friends. It was truly a night of reverence, humor and memories.