The pioneering batch of the Doctor of Pharmacy programme (PharmD) have completed their white coat ceremony today December 6th, 2022, at the Trinity Hall, Miotso. The event was under the theme: “Excellence in Scientific Knowledge, Skills and Professionalism in Pharmacy Practice in the 21st Century.
The White Coat Ceremony is a tradition that signifies a student’s transition into the clinical years of the pharmacy program. During the ceremony, students who have completed the first part of the Doctor of Pharmacy program are donned a white coat; a recognized symbol of clinical service and patient care. This event is meant to reflect the responsibility, professionalism, and commitment expected of pharmacy professionals.
The keynote speech was given by Pharm. Dr (Mrs) Florence Amah Nkansah, Deputy Director of Pharmacy (Clinical & Training) & Consultant Clinical pharmacist at the Korlebu Teaching Hospital. Other dignitaries and speakers present were Professor Bill Buenar Puplampu, Vice Chancellor of the University, Pram. (Prof) Kwasi Adomako Ohemeng, Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Pharm. Dr Raymond A. Tetteh, Consultant Clinical Pharmacist and Head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana was represented by the Executive Secretary (ES), Pharm. Dr. Dennis Senna Awitty. On behalf of the president and the Society, ES presented copies of the 72nd edition of the British National Formulary (BNF) to each of the students who were inducted into the clinical years as a source of learning for their clinical years.
The students and faculty members expressed their delight and were very grateful to the leadership of the PSGH for such a gesture.