Alvina Tran Wins Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Patient Counseling Competition

Tran & CorsoDuquesne University School of Pharmacy student Alvina Tran won the 2016 "Know Pain Know Gain" Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Mid-Year Conference in Harrisburg.

Tran and fellow Duquesne University School of Pharmacy student Mariah Corso competed against 10 student pharmacists from across the state and advanced to the final round after correctly answering a series of questions related to pain management.

In the final round, Tran, Corso and the third finalist provided counseling to a mock patient based on the same scenario in front of a crowd of student and professional pharmacists and pharmacy school faculty members. The panel of judges named Tran the winner of the competition after prodiving the best manner of counseling.

Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Flickr

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