Pharmacy students take oath at QU-CPH
02 Oct 2017 - 3:51
Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) recently held its 11th annual White Coat Ceremony in which thirty-one new pharmacy students took oath of a Pharmacist, signed the pledge of professionalism and received the pharmacist’s White Coat in front of an audience of more than 300 invited guests and well-wishers.
The event held on September 25 was attended by QU Vice-President for Medical and Health Sciences and Dean of the College of Medicine (CMED), Dr Egon Toft; CPH Dean, Dr Mohammad Diab; CPH Assistant Dean for Student Affairs; Dr Alla El-Awaisi; First Secretary for Public and Political Affairs at the Canadian Embassy, Diana Tan; and pharmacy directors as well as CPH partners, students and their families, faculty, alumni and staff. This year’s batch is the largest class to be cloaked since the inception of the Pharmacy Program in 2007. It is a testament to the increasing demand for a career in pharmacy.
The event also featured the distribution of Ebn Sina Medical Scholarship Awards to the students who achieved a high GPA. PharmD student Nawal Bensmail (3.93), MSc student Dana El-Khalifa (3.68), 4th-year student Dima Kawas (3.75), 3rd-year student Aya Maklad (3.79), and 2nd-year student Soumaya Koraysh (3.97).
Dr Egon Toft said: “CPH continues to accomplish numerous achievements among which its accreditation success. The college is committed to equip its students with high-quality skills that enable them to compete at the international level. Today, the new students are entering a new phase in their academic journey towards becoming the pharmacists of the future. We are proud of you and you should be proud of yourself.” Dr Mohammad Diab said: “Today we are welcoming the newest class of students and their families to the 11th annual White Coat Ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony is a ritual of passage to the College of Pharmacy, welcoming new student pharmacists into our professional program, and helps prepare them for the responsibilities and privileges that await them.”