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White Coat Ceremony Ushers Class of 2024 into Pharmacy Profession

May 12, 2021

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College officially welcomed its on-campus first-year students into the pharmacy profession during the annual White Coat Ceremony, held on Monday, May 10.

Members of the Class of 2024 pose in their white coats.

A rite of passage for students, the ceremony celebrates the successful completion of their first year at the School. Dr. Christine Birnie, dean of the School, Fisher’s President, Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, and Provost, Dr. Kevin Railey, all offered congratulatory remarks to the students.

Alumnus Dr. Amit Patel, president of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy’s Class of 2010, returned to campus to deliver the ceremony’s keynote address.

A pharmacy students recieves his white coat from Dean Christine Birnie.

As is tradition, to conclude the ceremony, Dr. Karl Williams, a professor in the School, led members of the Class of 2024 in reciting the Oath of a Pharmacist.

First-year students in the School’s online pathway will receive their white coats in a virtual ceremony scheduled for later this summer.