White Coat Ceremony

September 9, 2023
8:30 – 11:30 AM
Blackman Auditorium

Join us for the live stream on September 9, 2023.

First-year Doctor of Pharmacy students at Northeastern University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences get their white coats, a traditional emblem of health professionals, each fall. This event is showcases the professionalism, responsibility, and dedication required of pharmacy professionals.

The White Coat Ceremony represents three things:

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Students’ commitment to mastering the pharmacy education they are about to undertake

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Students’ realization that caring for patients is a significant privilege

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Commitment to the pharmacist’s oath

Keynote Speaker

Suzanne Molino, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, AAHIVP
Senior Medical Scientist for HIV Prevention
Gilead Sciences, CA

Suzanne Molino, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, AAHIVP
Senior Medical Scientist for HIV Prevention
Gilead Sciences, CA

Pharmacist’s Oath

I promise to devote myself to a lifetime of service to others through the profession of pharmacy. In fulfilling this vow I will:

Consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering my primary concerns.

Promote inclusion, embrace diversity, and advocate for justice to advance health equity.

Apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for all patients.

Respect and protect all personal and health information entrusted to me.

Accept the responsibility to improve my professional knowledge, expertise, and self-awareness.

Hold myself and my colleagues to the highest principles of our profession’s moral, ethical, and legal conduct.

Utilize my knowledge, skills, experiences, and values to prepare the next generation of pharmacists.

Be receptive to, and respectful of the counsel of pharmacy educators and experiential preceptors.

Suggest, embrace, and advocate changes that improve patient care.

I take these vows voluntarily with the full realization of the responsibility
with which I am entrusted by the public.

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Keynote Speaker Biography

Suzanne Molino, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, AAHIVP Senior Medical Scientist for HIV Prevention Gilead Sciences, CA

Dr. Suzanne Molino is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, a board certified ambulatory care specialist, and received her pharmacist certification through the American Academy of HIV Medicine. She also holds an antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist certification through the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists.

Suzanne is currently a Senior Medical Scientist for HIV Prevention at Gilead Sciences based in Southern California. She recently joined the team at Gilead in July of 2023.

Previous to her position at Gilead, Suzanne was as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Long Island University Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in Brooklyn, New York from 2020 to 2023. She practiced at the Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Health Center at One Brooklyn Health in Brooklyn, New York, where she served as the clinical pharmacy specialist managing patients living with HIV and those seeking treatment for the prevention of HIV. Suzanne also served as a Residency Program Director for a Post-Graduate Year Two Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at Long Island University and One Brooklyn Health from 2021 to 2023.

Suzanne served as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science in North Chicago, Illinois from 2017 to 2020. During this time, she practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the specialty clinics of Infectious Disease, Pulmonology, and Cardiology at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois, serving both active duty military and veteran populations.

Suzanne earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2015 and her Bachelors in Pharmacy Sciences in 2014 from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and received a Teaching Certificate from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in 2016. She completed a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency and received an Advanced Teaching Certificate at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017.

Suzanne’s areas of scholarship and research focus on infectious disease and promoting innovative ways for pharmacists to get involved on interdisciplinary health care teams. Topics of research and scholarship include HIV antiretroviral stewardship, HIV health outcomes, pre-exposure prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV transmission, and antimicrobial stewardship.

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