by Alex Boesch, Student Public Relations Writer
Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy will hold its 11th annual White Coat Ceremony, inducting first-year professional pharmacy students, on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center Jeremiah Chapel.
Participating students will receive their official white coat, symbolizing the start of their professional pharmacy career and pursuit of a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The ceremony is open to the public, and it will be livestreamed here.
“The White Coat Ceremony is a milestone event that marks the beginning of a student’s professional journey,” said Dr. Jeff Bates, dean of the school of pharmacy. “It represents a student’s dedication to being transformed into a pharmacist.”
CVS Health has partnered to sponsor the event, recognizing the impact of Cedarville pharmacists in their communities. CVS Health’s partnership has resulted in increased scholarships for students as well as increased employment of the school’s graduates. The career placement rate from the class of 2022 was a very robust 95.3%.
In 2020, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists helped match Cedarville pharmacy students with residencies, and Cedarville was ranked the best pharmacy school in Ohio, the Midwest and among faith-based schools for post-graduate year one (PGY-1) residency match rates. Admitted students will not only join a top program preparing students exceptionally well for their profession, but right now, well-trained pharmacists are needed more than ever.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Doctor of Pharmacy program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit cedarville.edu.