School of Pharmacy Hosts Welcome Day for Class of 2022
Fun-filled day offers members of the School’s newest incoming class a sneak peek into life as a student pharmacist.
By Malissa Carroll
June 26, 2018
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy hosted its annual New Student Welcome Day for members of its Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Class of 2022 on June 15. The event, which featured activities designed to introduce new students to the curriculum and set expectations for the first year as student pharmacists, offered students the opportunity to learn more about the School and meet their fellow classmates for the first time.
“New Student Welcome Day provides us with an opportunity to share important information with the members of our incoming class to help set them up for success in ‘their first semester,” says Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) and associate dean for student affairs at the School of Pharmacy. “We are able to bring these students together, give them a chance to meet each other, and make connections that will serve them well over the next four years.”
In addition to providing valuable information about financial aid and upcoming coursework, as well as sizing students for their white coats, which they will don for the first time during the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony in September, New Student Welcome Day offered incoming students the chance to participate in an interactive student panel discussion, gaining additional information about classes, student life, and life in Baltimore directly from the individuals most familiar with those topics – current students.
“Today is an incredibly exciting day for me,” said Sara Mustapha, an incoming member of the Class of 2022. “As an undergraduate, I didn’t know many people who were as interested in pharmacy as I was, so it’s great to have this opportunity to visit the School and surround myself with others who share my passion for the profession. I have been dreaming about this day since I received my acceptance letter, and I can’t wait for the fall semester to finally get into the classroom and start honing my critical thinking and decision making skills.”
The School of Pharmacy looks forward to welcoming back the Class of 2022 in August for New Student Orientation.