|PBA pharmacy students Shawna Swoope, Jay Jackson and Stephanie Arnold display their award for winning the NASPA-NMA Student Pharmacist Self-Care Championship.|
For the fourth consecutive year, students from Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Gregory School of Pharmacy have won the NASPA-NMA Student Pharmacist Self-Care Championship during the annual meeting of the Florida Pharmacy Association, held this year in Aventura.
Fourth-year pharmacy students Jay Jackson, Stephanie Conklin Arnold and Shawna Swoope fended off competitors from the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University, Florida A&M University and LECOM School of Pharmacy for the title. Students from PBA have won this competition since it began in Florida in 2008.
The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and the Nonprescription Medicines Academy (NMA) partnered in 2006 to launch the NASPA-NMA Student Pharmacist Self-Care Championship. The event, which is endowed by Procter & Gamble, promotes interactive learning of self-care topics to the participants as well as the audience in attendance.
Individual events are conducted annually by state pharmacy associations at their annual or mid-year convention and feature teams from the state’s colleges and schools of pharmacy. These teams compete head-to-head in an event similar to a quiz bowl as they answer questions, developed by the NMA, focused on patient self-care.
Dr. Angela Clauson and Dr. Erin Dorval, faculty at the Gregory School of Pharmacy, participated as judges during the event.