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Self-Care Competition

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

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.