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2018 White Coat Ceremonies

New pharmacy students from Pocatello and Meridian (P1s) receive their white coats in a traditional ceremony

POCATELLO - August 16 and 17, 2018

This year, the ISU College of Pharmacy held its 18th annual White Coat Ceremony for the class of 2022. The ceremony for the incoming P1 Pocatello and Meridian students was held on August 16 th at Stephens Performing Arts Center, and the ceremony for Alaska was held on August 17 th in Anchorage. The White Coat Ceremony has been a tradition of ISU for many years, initiating the new P1 students and awarding them with their white coats. It’s a very special and meaningful ceremony for students, because each student is presented their coat by a family member, friend, or colleague that is also a pharmacist, with their friends and family there to witness. Dr. Alex Adams of the Idaho Board of Pharmacy described the occasion as a “rite of passage symbolizing pharmacy student to student pharmacist,” students are transitioning into new roles in the pharmacy profession. The Pocatello ceremony was led by Dr. Chris Owens, who is the interim dean as of August 2018. Dr. Tom Wadsworth, assistant dean of Alaska programs, led the ceremony in Anchorage.

Thank you to all of those who donate and make this event possible, we could not do it without your generosity.

See the full Pocatello and Meridian White Coat Ceremony: Pocatello and Meridian White Coat Ceremony 2018

See the full Alaska White Coat Ceremony: Alaska White Coat Ceremony 2018