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White Coat Ceremony
PLEDGE OF PROFESSIONALISM
As a student of pharmacy, I believe there is a need to build and reinforce a professional identity founded on integrity, ethical behavior and honor.
This development, a vital process in my education, will help to ensure that I am true to the professional relationship I establish between myself and society as I become a member of the pharmacy community.
Integrity will be an essential part of my everyday life, and I will pursue all academic and professional endeavors with honesty and commitment to service.
To accomplish this goal of professionalism, as a student of the Raabe College of Pharmacy, I will develop, foster, support, dedicate and maintain the highest ideals and professional attributes required of the pharmaceutical caregiver.
I voluntarily make this pledge of professionalism and will strive to uphold it as I advance toward full membership in the profession.
At this solemn, yet momentous occasion, P3 students will be asked to take an oath of Professional Commitment and receive White Coats to signify their commitment to the profession and their future patients.
This year's ceremony is on November 14, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in the Field House of the King Horn Sports Center on ONU's campus in Ada, Ohio. Parking is free and available close to the ceremony on a first come/first served basis.
This year there will be a Mentor-Mentee breakfast in the McIntosh Ballroom at 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After breakfast, Mentors should arrive in the Sports Center no later than 9:45 a.m. to line-up and get instructions. The ceremony will last approximately one hour.
There will be a reception (with light appetizers) and Student Organization Showcase following the ceremony in the Field House
Submission no later than: October 15, 2014
Sizing and ordering of White Coat:
September 18, 2014, 4-6 PM, Room 100
Sign the Code of Professionalism:
September 18, 2014, 4-6 PM, Room 100
What time is the ceremony?
The ceremony is November 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM in the Field House. Students and mentors need to be there at 9:45 AM. Please meet in the King Horn south gym.
What time is the Mentor-Mentee Breakfast?
Breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. in McIntosh.
Who will receive an invitation?
Your parents will receive a formal invitation in the mail the first week of October. The entire family is welcome and no tickets are necessary. Students and mentors will not receive a formal invitation. Mentors will receive e-mail notifications about the ceremony and links to this website. Please check with your mentor to make sure they received the e-mail correspondence.
Who can be a mentor?
A mentor must be a pharmacist.
What if I don’t have someone that I want to ask to be my mentor?
A mentor will be assigned to you in October.
How will the ceremony proceed?
The white coats will be passed out before the ceremony. They will be given to your mentor when you line up. This will eliminate having the stage crowded with tables for the white coats and the need to pass them out during the ceremony.
You will receive your previously signed 'Code of Professionalism' off stage. It will be in a plastic folder to keep it from getting torn or wrinkled. You will read the abbreviated oath at the end of the ceremony.
Dean Martin will give the opening and closing remarks. The entire ceremony should not last too much longer than an hour.
Is there a reception after the ceremony?
There will be a reception (with light appetizers) and Student Organization Showcase following the ceremony in the Field House.
What is the dress code for Mentees?
Dress should be professional. If you wear a suit, you should leave your jacket at home since you will be putting on and wearing a white coat. Your mentor should also dress professionally, but not in a white coat.
What is the dress code for Mentors?
Mentors are expected to have professional dress but a white coat is not necessary.
Where should the guests sit?
Programs and seating will be available for your guests in the King Horn Field House during the time you are lining up in the South Gym.