UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Pitt School of Pharmacy Students Participate in 11th Annual White Coat Ceremony
WHAT: Dr. Gordon J. Vanscoy White Coat Ceremony, marking student pharmacists’ entry into the profession.
WHY: The ceremony is a symbolic event marking the entry of first-year students into the pharmacy profession. At the ceremony, students are individually garbed in a white clinician’s coat and publicly declare their commitment to integrity, ethical behavior and honor by reciting the pledge of professionalism.
At this year’s ceremony, 111 students will receive their white coats. The ceremony is named for Gordon J. Vanscoy, PharmD
, associate dean for business innovation and associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics at Pitt’s School of Pharmacy.
WHEN: 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1
Note to Media
: To cover this event, contact Stephanie Stanley at 412-855-8690 or StanleySL@upmc.edu