Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Pharmacy held an oath ceremony before the 2016-2017 Academic Year Spring Term Graduation Ceremony set to take place on Tuesday the 20th of June 2017. With the oath ceremony that took place at the Faculty of Pharmacy on Friday the 16th of June 2017, the graduates took their first steps towards their prospective occupation.
The ceremony commenced at 10:00 started with a moment of silence and the national anthem followed by a speech from Vice Dean of the EMU Faculty of Pharmacy Asst. Prof. Dr. Aybike Yektaoğlu. Asst. Prof. Dr. Yektaoğlu stated that they are giving the first graduates of the six year Pharm. D. program and the third graduates of the 5 year Pharm B program. Asst. Prof. Dr. Yektaoğlu also wished all students luck in their future endeavors.
Speaking at the ceremony, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam expressed his satisfaction regarding being together with the graduates and their families on this special day. Noting that EMU is growing every day Prof. Dr. Osam also indicated that its number of graduates is on the rise. Stating that the field of health has emerged at EMU in the last 10 years, Prof. Dr. Osam indicated that academic and administrative investments will continue. Prof. Dr. Osam noted “Always try to do your job in the best way possible. No matter what your job is, enjoy it. Believe that your job is important. If you do your job well, our country, community and university will not be damaged. I hope the road you walk will be filled with success.”
During the oath ceremony, 59 pharmacists recited their oaths to serve humanity, and support their professional ideals and commitment.
After the oath ceremony, students were presented their certificates by EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, Vice Rectors Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Özkaramanlı, Prof. Dr. Özgür Eren and Prof. Dr. Cem Tanova, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy Asst. Prof. Dr. Aybike Yektaoğlu, Health Sciences Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Mehtap Malkoç and members of academic staff. The ceremony ended with a cocktail held in honor of the graduates.