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.
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.