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UW School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony Symbolizes Passage into Professional Practice

UW School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony.

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy’s annual White Coat Ceremony took place March 29 in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

The White Coat Ceremony symbolizes passage into the initial stages of the profession of pharmacy practice and represents a contract for excellence in providing compassionate patient care. The event also highlights the importance of scientific scholarship, and emphasizes the highest principles of moral and ethical conduct.

School of Pharmacy Dean Kem Krueger spoke to the students about the symbolic importance of their coats and the excitement of starting their first experiential rotations this summer. He also praised the Class of 2024 for “beginning the professional pharmacy program during extraordinary times and demonstrating perseverance during online learning.”

Members of the Class of 2024 will finish their introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE) this summer, completing introductory hospital and community rotations throughout Wyoming and Colorado.

IPPEs are an opportunity for students to apply information learned from their didactic coursework into the real world of pharmacy practice, Krueger says. Rotations also offer the chance to engage in and improve upon communication skills with patients and other health care professionals.

The White Coat Ceremony can be viewed here. To learn more the students who received their White Coats, please visit UW News


Two pharmacy students recently had their research published in a national pharmacy journal.UW School of Pharmacy Student-Led Research Articles Published in National Journal

Two University of Wyoming students’ research papers have been accepted in a national pharmacy journal.

UW School of Pharmacy fourth-year student Megan Meier, from Colorado Springs, Colo., and Cheyenne’s Mark Menghini, a master’s degree candidate in molecular biology, collaborated in 2019 on a “mixed methods” project that was subdivided into two related areas -- resulting in the publication of their two separate research papers.

Meier’s research is titled “Consumer’s Opinion on a Pharmacist’s Role in Nutritional Counseling,” and Menghini’s project is titled “Understanding Food Preferences and Their Connection to Health Perception among Lean and Non-Lean Populations in a Rural State.” Menghini’s paper recently was published in the journal INNOVATIONS in pharmacy, and Meier’s paper has been accepted for publication in the same journal. It is the first publication in a national journal for both UW students.

Meier’s focus was on data analysis and writing results obtained from interviewing Laramie community members on their understanding of nutrition and the role a pharmacist can play in supporting them. Menghini was given the assignment of understanding food preferences among lean and non-lean individuals in a rural population.

Baskaran Thyagarajan, a UW associate professor of pharmaceutics and neuroscience, and Reshmi Singh, a UW associate professor of social and administrative pharmacy, along with Meier and Menghini, divided their responsibilities in analyzing data in the mixed methods study.

Meier collected data from audio-recorded interviews conducted with a variety of Laramie community members for the project. She focused on respondents’ understanding of nutrition, their interactions with pharmacists regarding nutrition, and the consumers’ perception of pharmacists’ role/education surrounding nutrition.

Learn more about this Pharmacy student-led research by visiting UW News.



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