School Of Pharmacy To Be Represented At National Patient Counseling Competition

CurryDeLeoTraversLauren Curry, Alexis DeLeo and Beth Travers, all Duquesne University School of Pharmacy PYIII students, won the local Patient Counseling Competition organized by the Duquesne University APhA-ASP chapter last Friday in the Giant Eagle Center for Pharmacy Practice.

In realistic scenarios, competitors from throughout the school counseled mock patients on various medications. School of Pharmacy faculty members and preceptors evaluated the recommendations made and manner of care given by the students.

The local competition gives student pharmacists the opportunity to develop skills to better educate patients on medications and disease states and reinforce the role of a pharmacist as a health care provider and educator.

By plainf first in the local competition, Curry earned a spot in the National Patient Counseling Competition at the APhA-ASP Annual Conference held next month in Baltimore to represent the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy against winners from pharmacy schools across the United States.

Competitors in the national competition select a prescription at random and counsel a patient on safe and effective drug use. To increase the level of difficulty, the patient displays changes in personality characteristics, including anxiousness, belligerence or apathy at random.

Congratulations to Lauren, Alexis and Beth!

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