CIU Faculty of Pharmacy Students Pledged
“A White coat wearing and oath-taking ceremony" was organized for the graduates by the Faculty of Pharmacy of Cyprus International University (CIU). During his opening speech, Rector Prof. Dr. Halil Nadiri stated that a white coat wearing and oath-taking ceremony is a first step in the students' careers and he mentioned that the white coat carries a great responsibility. Rector Nadiri pointed out that health field is one of the most important career areas today and he stated that CIU increased investments in this area and it is aimed to become the leading university in the region. Nadiri reminded that an International Medicine Program was opened with the academic cooperation protocol signed between CIU and Başkent University and he mentioned that the program will provide education in 3 + 3 education system. Prof. Dr. Nadiri stated that students will be accepted to the corresponding program in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Prof. Dr. Günay Sarıyar, the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy stated that the Faculty of Pharmacy, which was opened in, today provides education for more than 500 student and they are a faculty that is growing rapidly.
Sarıyar said that in the 2018-2019 academic year, the dual diploma program will be open in cooperation with the Faculty of Pharmacy and the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He also announced that the Master's Degree Program in the field of Pharmacognosy was opened within the faculty.
Dr. Ayşe Gökyiğit , the chief of branch of the TRNC Drug and Pharmaceutical Department reminded students that the most important symbol of pharmacy is to wear a white coat and she said "I wish you practice this profession as pharmacists, who protect the honour of the profession and take effective duty and responsibility at every stage of the profession."
The ceremony held at the CIU Çevik Uraz Central Conference Hall ended with an oath ceremony after pharmacy students wearing white coats.