The white coats signify the students first step towards becoming a medical professional. The students also signed and recited their oath.
For one student, it was reaching a point she's been working towards for years. She says she decided to become a pharmacist when she saw the relationship between her grandmother and her pharmacist when her grandmother was battling breast cancer. She said wearing her white coat is a symbol of reaching her goal.
Students begin classes Monday.
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