LECOM Bradenton welcomes Pharmacy Class of 2013
Class of 115 students is largest in school's three-year history

The largest class in LECOM School of Pharmacy Bradenton's history reported to campus to begin their four-year path through Pharmacy school.

The Class of 2013 is represented by 115 students from 21 states. Students hailing from Florida make up 58 percent of the incoming class.

Po-An Lu and Kristin Ludolph look over the orientation schedule.

Hershey Bell, MD, MS (Med Ed), Vice President and Dean of the LECOM School of Pharmacy, reminded the students why LECOM places a huge importance on professionalism.

"Society is counting on you," Dr. Bell said. "The life and death of a patient rests in your hands. That's a huge responsibility."

During orientation, the first-year students participated in the annual team-building exercises at Summerfield Park in Lakewood Ranch. With the help of their peers, students tried to navigate through a course of mini mouse-traps blindfolded and worked together to find their way into a bungee cord tent.

LECOM School of Pharmacy Bradenton opened in 2007 and will graduate its first class in 2011.

(For more pictures of the LECOM School of Pharmacy Bradenton orientation, click here).

(For more pictures of the team-building exercises click here).

August 19, 2009
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