Forty first-year University of Hawaii at Hilo student pharmacists will recite the Oath of a Pharmacist today during the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy’s White Coat Ceremony. The virtual event begins at 10 a.m. and can be viewed via livestream on the DKICP channel on YouTube.
The ceremony signifies the rite of passage for student pharmacists entering their first year in the professional program. It also affirms their commitment to uphold the values of their profession and dedication to serving their patients. The ceremony will also recognize one PGY1 pharmacy resident who is continuing training with a DKICP faculty on Oahu and one graduate student beginning his research journey in the PhD program at DKICP.
The program features Lucinda Maine, executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). AACP is a leading advocate for quality pharmacy education and works to develop strong academic scholars and leaders.
The students will also be addressed by UH-Hilo Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin, DKICP Dean Carolyn Ma and Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim.