Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Chapter Holds Annual Self-Care Competition
The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy student chapter of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) held its annual Self-Care Competition on January 10, 2018. 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. Members of the faculty, School of Pharmacy residents, and practicing pharmacist members from the Allegheny County Pharmacists Association (ACPA) generated categories and questions for the competition and further served as judges, scorekeepers, and timekeepers. John DeJames, Manager of Clinical Programs-Special Projects with Giant Eagle Corporation, served as the competition moderator.
As members of the winning team, PY3 student pharmacists Jamie Celento, Danielle Taciuch, and Johnathan Kloss advanced to the state-wide competition, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Mid-Year Meeting on January 26, 2018, in Lancaster, PA.
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