School of Pharmacy Holds White Coat Ceremony

The Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy held its third annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 22, 2014 to welcome its incoming class. The ceremony marks the beginning of the students' studies in pharmacy.

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New pharmacy students received their white coats and took the oath of a pharmacist.

“At the School of Pharmacy, we have five core values: Think, Communicate, Advocate, Lead, and Implement,” said Michael Avaltroni, Dean of the School of Pharmacy. “The future of this school and this profession depends upon you living out the five core values in your day to day lives and your interactions with your colleagues.”Just the second school of pharmacy in New Jersey and the first to open in the state in over 120 years, it employs an innovative learning model in which students not only earn a doctorate in pharmacy, but also have the opportunity to earn a master's in an additional field in order to better prepare for emerging jobs in the field of healthcare.

The class consists of 88 students from Korea, India, and 12 U.S states. For more information on the School of Pharmacy, visit

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