White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is a meaningful and symbolic rite-of-passage welcoming ACPHS’ first-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) students into the initial stages of the pharmacy profession. During the ceremony, faculty members place a white coat on the candidate’s shoulders symbolizing the start of their pharmacy journey.  Students also recite the Oath of a Pharmacist to demonstrate their commitment to the field.

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The following students received their white coat in the 2022 White Coat Ceremony:
Alan Abeling Hao Yu Guo Isail Fahd Obaid
Jonathan Adamec Ryan Herrick Nicole Olan
Nana Akua Sefa Adonu Coleman Hinman Nancy Osei
Ali Waleed Al Alkawi Timothy Roger Hudson Jr. Pedro Osorio Rodriguez
Steven Aviles Sami Husain Katelyn Ostrander
Denae Bennett Joh Hyun Joon Stacey Owusu
Daniel Bocharov Homachizinum Igo-Amadi Madison Phillips
Matthew Bradley Trenton Jackson Ashley Powell
Kirstin Casey Buenviaje Kyla Jacobs Ryan Prescott
Christopher A Cedeno Wonyoung Jung Najma Richards
Reyana Celebi Olu Kasali Daniel Robinson
Ingyo Cho Yaibat Kinoshi Matthew Romack
Christine Choi Daniel Le Yamilex Rosado
Francisco de Jesus Abigail Lee Ireland Sample
Rafeal Diaz-Menendez Nico Lee Richard Serafin
William Duffey Jr Hyecheon Lee Mina Siefeen
Kate Elise Dushane Melanie Lemke Alyssa Stevens
Nana Dwomoh Osei Weiting Lin Shirley Tang
Anthony Edward Kevin Lopez Rodriguez Ghalia Thaljeh
Kathryn Eglinton Katie Lynch Titus Thomas
Ryan Eldana Ayma Mahmood Alex Tow
Juan Emmanuelli Suman Mahmood Amaya Tran
Elise Eras Jassim Mama Amadou  Navasha Turner
Shea Ewing Saralyne Mesidor Raegan Wendel
Rahaf Gadalla Mathew Moretti Julianna Williams
Diego Gimenez Brock Murry William Wu
Paola Naomi Ginés Vélez John Nguyen Julia Zaniewski
Alexis Green Ethan Nigro  


this year's Guest Speaker is Dr. rebecca chu

Dr. Rebecca Chu '18 is currently a Clinical Pharmacist at New York City Health and Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.  She specializes in Clinical Trials and Internal Medicine.  When she is not preparing medications for clinical drug trials, Dr. Chu is rounding alongside residents, teaching hospital and pharmacy staff, assisting with scholarly activities such as case reports, abstract writing, and conducting internal quality improvement projects.   On the side, Dr. Chu also writes for Haymarket Media in the Medical Networks, focusing on rheumatology and oncology.

After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2018, she completed her PGY1 Residency at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, NY, and her clinical fellowship in Palliative Care at the James J. Peters Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Bronx, NY.

Dr. Chu is an active member in the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP) where she has written for their New Practitioner’s Forum on topics including Letter of Intent Writing and Telemedicine. She has been heavily involved with the New York City chapter of NYSCHP, receiving their 2021 New Practitioner Scholarship, and was recently elected as President-Elect.  Dr. Chu will begin her term as President of the NYC New York City Chapter in June 2023.