The Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy student chapter of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Allegheny County Pharmacists Association (PPA-ACPA) held its annual Self-Care Competition on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm in Pappert Lecture Hall on the Duquesne University campus.
Sponsored by Giant Eagle Corporation, the competition is a cross between "Jeopardy," "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," and "Hometown High-Q." In this forum, student teams of three are challenged with questions relative to over-the-counter medications, herbals, and self-care. This year, ten student pharmacist teams competed with additional student pharmacist observers serving as "poll the audience" participants. Members of the faculty, as well as School of Pharmacy residents and fellows, generated categories and questions for the competition and further served as judges, scorekeepers, and timekeepers. John DeJames, College Relations and Intern Recruiter for Giant Eagle Corporation, served as the competition moderator. More than 50 faculty, staff, and students were in attendance.
As members of the winning team, Michael Schontz, Joshua Snodgrass, and William Trombatt, advanced to the state-wide competition held at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Mid-Year Meeting on Friday, January 25th, 2013 in Camp Hill, PA.
"The self care competition was an awesome experience! It was really fun to compete with our peers on information we've learned in our past classes. It was challenging and intense, but I had a smile on my face the entire time!" - Aaron Pellicciotti, Class of 2014