The University of Ghana School of Pharmacy has concluded its maiden white coat ceremony for its level 500 students of the Doctor of Pharmacy Programme. The event occurred at the Great Hall of the University.
This is the first group of students who will be entering their clinical and final year of the PharmD programme. The ceremony was graced by distinguished public personalities, faculty members, preceptors, family members and loved ones of the students.
Principal officials who graced the occasion with their presence included Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Gordon A. Awandare, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Felix Ankomah Asante, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Development and Prof. Julius Fobil, the Provost of the College of Health Sciences and the Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Prof. Isaac Julius Asiedu-Gyekye.
The colorful event was under the theme “Retooling the pharmacist for practice in the digital age”. The Keynote address was given by Pharm. Frank Owiredu Yeboah, a pharmacist cum chartered banker who currently heads the Account Maintenance, Origination and Servicing unit within the Technology and Operations department of the Stanbic Bank.
As tradition demands, students were donned their white coats with the help selected people. The students then recited an oath, which is a traditional commitment to provide pharmaceutical care services of the highest quality.
On behalf of the PSGH leadership, the Executive Secretary congratulated the students and admonished them to continue learning and ensure evidence-based practice at all times. The PSGH also made available copies of BNFS for each student for the purpose of referencing treatments and medications.