University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy student Kaci White of Pelahatchie received the traditional white coat patch in a ceremony at the Medical Center campus in Jackson.
The patch is earned by third-year professional students, and signifies the completion of coursework and moving on to serve patients and communities through clinical rotations during the final year of school. The patch symbolizes the knowledge and experiences student pharmacists gain through rotations, the future impact they will have on the profession and as a reminder of the integral impact pharmacists have on public health.
White will now work as part of a medical team at various pharmacy sites throughout the state and region.
Founded in 1908, the UM School of Pharmacy is nationally recognized for its innovative pharmacy curriculum and drives forward its vision to improve the health of the state, nation and world through its education, research and service missions.