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White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is a meaningful tradition that signifies a student’s transition into the clinical years of the pharmacy program. During the ceremony, students who have completed the first year of the program are donned a white coat; a recognized symbol of clinical serve and patient care. Students also recite the Pledge of Professionalism to publicly acknowledge their willingness to meet the professional expectations established by the pharmacy community.

The White Coat Ceremony, as it is known today, first began at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been adopted by numerous colleges and schools involved in educating and training students interested in a wide range of health and medical related professions. The Texas A&M Rangel School of Pharmacy held its first White Coat Ceremony in 2007 and the tradition continues today.

two pharmacy students smiling with white coats

Class of 2027 White Coat Ceremony