Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Pharmacy held an Oath Taking Ceremony on Monday, 5 July 2021 at 18:00 for its 2020 – 2021 Academic Year Spring Semester graduates. The event took place at the EMU Faculty of Pharmacy’s outdoor lecture theatre. EMU Board of Trustees President Dr. Erdal Özcenk, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Hasan Demirel, Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Aktuğlu, Vice Rector for Social and Cultural Affairs Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz İşçioğlu, Faculty of Pharmacy Dean Prof. Dr. Müberra Koşar, Faculty of Health Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Mehtap Malkoç, Cyprus Turkish Pharmacists Association Chairperson Pharmacist Dr. Umut Öksüz, vice Deans, faculty academic staff members, graduates and their families were present at the event.
“You are Young Colleagues of Mine”
EMU Pharmacy Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Müberra Koşar delivered the opening speech by saying; “Dear Pharmacists. From this day forward, you are official pharmacists and young colleagues of mine. I am very proud of you. Today you are graduating and celebrating this day that you have longed for. Dear colleagues, never forget the oath that you are to take today and follow it as a guide throughout your professional life. EMU will always be your home and family. We will always be here for you whenever you need. This not an end but a new beginning. I wish you success in your future endeavors”.
“You Have Deservedly Graduated”
EMU Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Dr. Hasan Demiral also made a speech during the ceremony; “EMU has had more than 66 thousand graduates over 42 years. EMU graduates are now all around the world making success which we as the EMU family are very proud of. Faculty of Pharmacy has graduated total of 703 students since 2011-2012, the first semester student admissions had started. This year, another 123 students graduated from the faculty. Being a pharmacists means working very hard, being focused and believing. You believed, worked hard, focused and spent many sleepless nights and deservedly graduated from your faculty”.
“We are Proud of You”
A speech was also made by EMU Board of Trustees President Dr. Erdal Özcenk who said; “I remember my excitement and happiness 39 years ago when I took my Hippocratic Oath after I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine. Therefore, I can relate to the feelings who have right now. Dear young pharmacists, you will be successful pharmacists as long as you abide by the oath that you will take today. We have no doubt that you will not break your professional oath. I sincerely believe that each one of you are talented pharmacists. You will serve the humankind all around the world. You hold a vital role in healthcare. We are proud of you. I wish you success in your professional lives”.
Young Pharmacists Took Their Oaths
Following the opening speeches, EMU Faculty of Pharmacy academic staff members’ messages for their graduates were screened. The ceremony continued with the speeches of top-ranked students of the EMU Faculty of Pharmacy, Beyza Gürpınar B.Pharm. Program Top student and Alireza Dehdari D. Pharm. Program Top student. A video screening prepared for the graduates by the faculty was shown. Graduates took their oath in company with Cyprus Turkish Pharmacists Association Chairperson Pharmacist Dr. Umut Öksüz. Thus, graduates; They took their first steps in their professional life with the oath that they would use all their knowledge and skills to protect the health of patients throughout their professional life, that they would not abuse their profession, and that they would treat patients of all religions, languages and races equally and fairly.