Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-10-06Members of the newest class at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy will participate in the traditional White Coat ceremony Friday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at Shades Mountain Baptist Church.
The 128-member class, which includes students from 15 states, will take the pledge to the American Pharmaceutical Association’s code of professionalism and receive white coats. Each student will be assisted by a personally-selected professional mentor.
The class is beginning a four-year professional curriculum that leads to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The students completed two or more years of undergraduate coursework prior to entering pharmacy school.
The ceremony will be led by pharmacy dean Dr. Charles D. Sands III and professors Dr. Amy Broeseker, Dr. Erica Cretton-Scott, Dr. Roger Lander and Dr. Ami Teague. Guest speaker will be 2007 McWhorter pharmacy graduate Dr. Marsha Gilbreath, who practices at HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham.
A reception will follow in Ingalls Hall on the Samford campus.