Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Pharmacy organised an Oath Taking Ceremony for its graduates prior to the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year Fall Term Graduation Ceremony. The graduates took the first step towards their profession by taking oath at a ceremony held on January 24th 2019, Thursday (11:30 a.m.) at Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress Center. Prior to the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year Fall Term Graduation Ceremony to be held on January 28th 2019, Monday, 52 pharmacists took oaths to serve humanity, and uphold the ideals and obligations of their profession. The graduates vowed to maintain a life-long respect for their instructors and never to break the oaths of their profession.
“Our Graduates are All Around the World”
Following a moment of silence and the Turkish National Anthem, Faculty of Pharmacy Dean Prof. Dr. Mustafa Fethi Şahin gave a speech and said that the day was a big step in the graduates’ path. Prof. Dr. Şahin stated that EMU Faculty of Pharmacy graduates worked all around the world to serve humanity; that he believed each graduate would become an excellent pharmacist and they would uphold the name of EMU. Prof. Dr. Şahin congratulated the graduates and families and wished them the best in their careers.
“I Wish a Bright Future for All”
During her opening speech, EMU Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Sonuç Zorlu Oğurlu said that the day was a beginning for the graduates and that they established firm relationships in EMU’s international and diverse environment. Prof. Dr. Oğurlu underlined that they were happy and proud of being a part of EMU and she wished the graduates a bright future.
After the valedictorians of the Pharm. B. and Pharm. D. programs delivered their speeches, EMU Dr. Fazul Küçük Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Dr. Nahide Gökçora presented the graduates with their certificates. Afterwards, the students’ Oath Certificates were presented by Faculty of Pharmacy Vice-Deans and Faculty Members. After the graduates took their oaths collectively on stage and threw their caps in the air as a symbol of their achievement, the ceremony ended following a cocktail organised in their honour.